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Help Older Dogs Enjoy Better Lives

Dr. Ducor


Caring for your senior dog is more than treating problems as they arise.  By knowing about the diseases animals encounter, you and your pet can enjoy a longer, healthier relationship.  Here’s a handy information sheet to help assess your dog’s health…and get you thinking about the senior care your pet deserves!  

First use the charts below to find out if your dog is Adult, Senior or Geriatric. Then click on "Go to Your Dog's Health Checklist". The Health Checklist gives you a place to note important symptoms. Armed with your dog's age and your list of symptoms review the chart outlining the Basic Medical Needs of Older Dogs. You now have a reference for your dogs next visit to the veterinarian. With the Checklist in hand, you will not forget the important symptoms that you want to discuss.

 

How old is my dog?

Human Equivalent Age

Dog Age

Small

Med

Large

Giant

5

36

36

38

42

6

40

41

44

49

7

44

46

50

56

8

48

51

56

64

9

52

56

62

71

10

56

61

68

78

11

60

66

73

86

12

64

70

77

93

13

68

74

82

101

14

72

78

88

110

15

76

83

93

120

16

80

87

99

17

84

92

105

18

88

96

19

92

101

20

96

105

 

The age of your dog can be referred to according to the following color scheme

Key
Adult
Senior
Geriatric

Go to the Dog's Health Checklist

Go to Basic Medical Needs of Older Dogs

Dr. Don Ducor practices in Farmington, CT. To go to his site click on the link. www.farmingtonanimalhosp.com

 

April 26, 2010