How old is your dog in people years?
The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages.
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Beginning at around age 7, many dogs enter their senior years. At this stage, dogs often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and cancer. In fact, one out of 10 pets that appears healthy has an underlying disease.1
First, identify your dog's real age using this chart. Then, discuss ways to keep your pet healthy with your veterinarian.
Chart courtesy of Fred L. Metzger, DVM, DABVP
1. Rehm M. Seeing double.Veterinary Economics. 2007;48(10):40-48.