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Signs of Aging in Dogs

What are some signs that your dog is getting old? In this Vet Minute, Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Marty Greer, talks about signs of old age in dogs and what is normal aging and when you should consult with your veterinarian.

Signs of Old Age in Dogs

Signs My Dog Is Getting Old?

What’s normal and what’s not when you have an aging dog? Normal signs of aging in dogs include slight cloudiness of both eyes, not hearing quite as well, and moving a little slower. Some signs that should not be assumed as normal aging are unexplained weight loss, an increase in water consumption and urination, lameness, forgetfulness and other changes in their daily routine. Should you notice these things, you should take your dog to see your vet for further evaluation.

If you have questions on how to help an aging dog, call a Revival Pet Care Pro at 800.786.4751.

Written by: Marty Greer, DVM

Director of Veterinary Services

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 40+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019. In 2023, Dr. Greer was named the Westminster Kennel Club Veterinarian of the Year.

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