Changes In Behavior While Aging

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Why does my old dog do strange things?

Changes In Behavior While Aging

As your pet ages, he may have some changes in behavior. He may be undergoing a diminished sense of smell, eyesight, and hearing. Aches and pains or more serious medical conditions like heart and liver disease can also affect his behavior. Your canine can also undergo a syndrome like Alzheimer. The physical problems that come with aging can give your dog a range of behavior changes from irritability to lack of responsiveness or disorientation.

   

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8/29/2007 3:47:14 PM
Mary said:

Ever since the 4th of july this year, my dog will not go outside at night.... She is 10 years old and has some amount of cloudiness in her eyes....just wondering if dogs at her age loose their ability to see in the dark...?


7/19/2009 10:14:07 PM
michelle said:

we have a 13 year old springer and she makes laps through the house like she is going some where we've had to put her on a rope when we take her out cause she gets confussed then she makes laps around you. do you think she has some kind of alziehimers?




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