The grey muzzles!
I for one love the oldies, the grey muzzled sweeties that frequent our veterinary hospital.
As we get older, and we all do, we take the steps to help maintain our health for as long as possible. Whether that is through regular fitness activities, and a proper diet that keeps us healthy and fit. However, people are not the only ones who have to make certain changes and adjustments as they grow older. Our pets too require the types of needs and attention that many humans go through, such as maintaining a healthy diet, following a regular exercise routine and keeping up with annual veterinary exams.
In fact, due to improvements made in pet nutrition and supplements, along with the development of many medications which fight against common pet diseases, the life expectancy of household pets has doubled in the past fifty years. Understanding the common symptoms and signs that come with the pet aging process cannot only help you to take steps towards improving your pet’s quality of life, it can also prepare you for what is ahead in the senior years.
Yearly exams are so important, especially as our sweet seniors age. This is when any concerns or health issues can be caught early. We at Brock Street Animal Hospital love helping our Oldies but Goldies as we call them.
I know myself, that jumping out of bed isn’t as easy as it was 10 years ago, sometimes I have to roll out..lol…hey, that’s another story to tell.
Oh, and November is Adopt a Senior month, so if you’re thinking of adding a new member, consider a sweet grey muzzle.
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You’re so great at writing Susan! Really well said! Love it!!
Susan you are such an inspiration!
Great piece Susan! As my own dog turned 9 this past Nov. 2, she has joined the “senior” group. Not that anyone has told her because she still runs the fields like she’s still a puppy.
Thank you for your comments, I am so lucky to work with animals, and thank my lucky stars everyday.