Arm Your Dog Against The Effects Of Aging
In short, aging is a natural process. It is important to recognize that with understanding and early detection of their geriatric medical problems, dogs' useful lives may be extended, and from a humane standpoint, the quality of their later years may be increased greatly.
In the next article in this five-part series, we will address the nutritional concerns for geriatric dogs, including vitamin, mineral, protein, fat and caloric requirements, supplements and nutraceuticals. Until then, remember that in the words of the singer Tom T. Hall the only things in life "worth a solitary dime are old dogs, children and watermelon wine."
John Cargill, Retired Officer of Marines, statistician and science writer, grew up with Airedale Terriers and American Foxhounds but lives on a boat in Florida with his 5-year-old Akita, Ch. Kimdamar's Jumbalaya Jazz (call name "JJ"). He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Thorpe-Vargas has a doctorate in immunology and has an extensive chemistry and lab background. She has been involved in numerous Environmental Protection Agency cleanup sites. Susan also raises and shows Samoyeds. She may be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.