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Dog Care Health Questions And Answers
Do older dogs
need special vitamins?
An older dog should be on a good multivitamin, mineral, trace mineral,
intestinal flora, and enzyme preparation, because he does not absorb
nutrients as well from the intestinal tract.
How often do dogs get heart attacks?
Dogs don't get heart attacks as they manifest themselves in humans. If
a dog gets a heart block, related to an arterial obstruction, he can
drop dead but it wouldn't be a heart attack. However, dogs do get
strokes, which would indicate an obstruction leading to the brain.
Heart attack is not a veterinary term.
Does an aging dog become senile?
In general, no, unless there are other circumstances involved, such as
a brain tumor.
What can be done for a very old dog with severe dysplasia problems?
First, the condition would have to be evaluated through X-rays. The
symptoms may be due to a neurological problem and not a bone problem.
If surgery is indicated, and the dog is checked out as a good surgical
risk, operating can prove very helpful in alleviating the pain.
Excellent results have also been obtained using vitamin C therapy.
How old should a male dog be before he should be prevented from
Dogs generally have a self-checking mechanism, which means that they
would not ordinarily pursue sex beyond their abilities and fortitude.
If they did attempt copulation beyond their physical stamina, they
would simply pass out. As dogs get older, they have a lower sperm
count, so for selective breeding purposes you are better off using a
younger dog with not only fine conformation but stable temperament as
What are ear hematomas and what causes them?
Usually a hematoma is precipitated by irritation of some sort within
the ear or upon the ear flap. The dog tries to ease the annoyance by
shaking his head, frequently hitting his ears against solid objects and
rupturing the veins of the ears. This causes internal bleeding, which
collects in a swelling beneath the skin until the blood clots.
Hematomas can reabsorb, but the dog winds up with a cauliflower ear.
The surgery performed for ear hematomas is cosmetic, not crucial to the
Is a dog's bladder weaker at eight or nine years old?
Most of the time, what is interpreted as a weak bladder is actually a
bladder infection or an ensuing kidney problem. Bladder infections can
be common, regardless of age, and kidney disease is very pronounced in
the older dog. Two of the most common problems in the older dog are bad
heart and bad kidneys.
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