Index

Introduction
Homeostasis
Life Span
Systems
Regulatory Functions
Nervous System
Eyes
Ears
Nose
Tongue
Brain
Endocrine System
Hypothalmus
Pituitary
Thyroid
Adrenal
Nutritional Functions
Excretary Functions
Urinary System
Kidney
Bladder
Colon
Distributive Functions
Cardiovascular System
Blood
Respiratory System
Protective Functions
Reproductive Functions
Musculo-Skeletal System
Cancer
Arthritis
Obesity
Diabetes
Cushing's Disease
Heart Disease
Teeth
Skin and Coat
Conclusion
References


Arm Your Dog Against The Effects Of Aging

Sometimes the years pass in a blur, and before you know it, time has taken a toll on your beloved pet. It seems your dog aged much too quickly, but the signs of senior status have indeed started showing. A gray muzzle and stiff joints may be obvious, but what about other, less noticeable changes? Senior dogs experience numerous chronic ailments, and some of them can be prevented and treated by alert owners. Remember, although you can't outrun the hands of time, you can give them quite a race.

Knowing what ailments are common to your breed in addition to understanding the canine aging process is paramount. This article will spend more time on the common ailments that have good prognoses and less on those for which veterinary medicine has fewer answers.

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