Aging happens to the best of us. Before you know it, physical activities that used to be a piece of cake, like getting up off the couch after watching your favorite show, becomes so much work, you decide its just easier to stay put and watch another show. For our dog friends, we are pained

Doggy Dementia

Tue, 30 April 2013 by Dr. Fincher

It’s hard to watch our furry friends get old, especially when the changes are such that we begin to lose sight of the friend we’ve known for so many years.  One of the conditions that commonly afflicts our older dogs is known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. There is a simple acronym we in the veterinary world

Is Old Age a Disease?

Tue, 12 March 2013 by Dr. Fincher

To answer the question posed in the title, absolutely, unequivocally, NO! But why do I ask? I’ll admit, its very easy for those of us in the veterinary profession to fall into the mind set that old age is a disease and diagnose our geriatric patients with “OA” (not osteoarthritis for those acronym savvy readers).

How to Care for your Aging Dog

Fri, 02 September 2011 by Dr. Fincher

A dog that is seven years or older is considered middle- to senior- aged. Like humans, when dogs reach their ‘golden years’, their movements and metabolism start to slow. Their bodies have difficulty absorbing nutrients, and their joints and muscles become weaker. They will also start graying around the face, and their eyes become cloudy. They become more

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