Basic Health Checklists For Old Dogs

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Generally speaking, dogs can live from 12 to 18 years. In a general sense, small to medium sized dogs are considered teenagers when they celebrate their first birthday, and when they are eight years old, they’re like 50-year-old humans, and when they’re 14-years-old, they’re like 70-year-old humans.

Medium to large sized dogs are like teenagers on their first birthday, and when they are 6-7 years old, they’re like 50-years-old humans, and when they are 9-10 years old, they are like 70-year-old humans.

Depending on your dog’s age, you should start talking to your veterinarian about:

Teeth – Adjust Diet When Necessary

Hips and Bones – Check For Issues Like Arthritis

Energy Levels – Adjust Exercise Plans

Older Eye Issues – Cataracts

Hearing Issues – Does your dog react slowly?

You should start talking to your veterinarian about these issues, and watch out for changes in eating and drinking habits for your dog!