- Change of water consumption
- Decrease or increase of appetite
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Repeated vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Change in house breaking
- Open sores that are not healing
- Foul odor from mouth
- Panting and labored breathing during rest
- Blood in stool or urine
- Sudden weakness
- Persistent coughing
If you see any of these signs in your pet please make an appointment with your veterinarian and have it checked. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Well my friends, that was a lot of information but I hope it helped to make you feel more comfortable with the thought of your pet companion becoming a senior. And remember what Groucho Marx once said: Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. So, may all of you and your lovely companions live long enough to reach the golden years and enjoy them as much as you can.
Love and Peace,