Geriatric Dogs

Your Senior Weimaraner Dog

Geratric dogs require understanding and have greater needs than young dogs.  No one likes to see his Weimaraner dog get old.

While you may want to ignore your older dog’s health issues (and pretend that they don’t exist), it is important to pay attention to any symptoms that your senior dog shows.

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A senior dog may start to show old dog health problems, including dog diabetes, arthritis, canine deafness or blindness.

In many cases, you can make your dog more comfortable and, you may even be able to stop the progression of a more serious illness (or reverse it).

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Geriatric dogs lying on the grassSenior dogs still enjoy doing things with you.

Weimaraner Geriatric Dogs

A Weimaraner’s life expectancy is about 12 years, but a 7 year old Weim is considered to be a senior dog.

And, since many Weinheimers remain active well into their early teen years, you may not realize that your dog is getting old…

With many dogs, aging is apparent because of a graying muzzle—in a Weimaraner that may not be so obvious…

  • Dog Incontinence Products – If your dog has trouble with incontinence, there are products on the market that can help…
  • Older Dog Incontinence – Unfortunately many geriatric dogs do have trouble holding their urine. Here are some things that you can do to make things easier for both of you…
  • Senior Dog Health – As your dog gets older, he may have some health issues that need your attention…
  • Geriatric Dog Care – Geriatric dogs have different needs than puppies or young dogs. Here are some things that you can do for your old dog…
  • Heated Dog Bed – Heated dog beds can feel wonderful to dogs with sore bones and muscles. Here are some things to look for in a heated bed…
  • Hair Loss in Dog – Is hair loss just a fact of life when your dog gets old? Or, is there something you can do about it…
  • Dog Arthritis Signs – How do you know if your dog has arthritis? Slower movements and hesitation before moving are two telltale signs.
  • Dog Arthritis Medicine – If your dog has arthritis, what kinds of medicine can be used to help her?
  • Canine Rheumatoid Arthritis – what is canine rheumatoid arthritis and how do you know if your dog has it?
  • Canine Spinal Arthritis – What do the symptoms of canine spinal arthritis look like?
  • Dog Car Ramps – If your dog is having difficulty getting into the car, bed or boat, you might want to consider buying or making a dog car ramp for him…
  • Diabetic Dogs – What are the symptoms of canine diabetes and how does diabetes affect a dog?
  • Diabetic Dog Diet – If your dog has dog diabetes, what kind of diet should she be on?
  • Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs – How do you recognize that your dog is having heart problems?
  • Elevated Dog Dish – Should you consider an elevated dog dish for a Weimaraner? Weimaraners are prone to dog bloat, and elevated dog bowls can aggravate this problem.
  • Canine Deafness – Is your dog losing her hearing—or just not listening to you? How can you tell the difference?
  • Canine Blindness – How do you know if your dog is going blind or has reduced vision?
  • Dog Obesity – As dogs get older, they sometimes get fatter…
  • Is My Dog Fat – Is your dog overweight, normal or is there a medical problem?
  • Death of a Dog – When you lose a dog, you lose a friend. What should you do if your dog dies?

When your dog gets old, she will probably slow down and have greater needs. If you are patient and help your dog be more comfortable and help him with tasks he can no longer perform—you will still have many good times together.

Geriatric dogs, like aging people, still need our patience, love and affection…

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