Elderly dogs and puppies are in the highest risk for disease. Keep your eye out on:
Obesity: overweight or obese dogs are at risk for cardiovascular disease, joint pain, and other issues. Provide your dog with healthy dog food and plenty of exercise.
Heart-worms: Parasites can be prevented with heart-worm medication.
External Parasites: Fleas and ticks, should be treated to prevent infestations.
Ticks are dangerous parasites that can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Dental Disease: Protect your dog from periodontal disease by brushing its teeth and professional dental cleanings to prevent abscesses and tooth loss.
Allergies: Usually allergies pop up in adult dogs in their food ingredients, fleas or seasonal allergens. The symptom is: itchy skin, scratching, biting and licking. It is best to have your dog tested for allergies.
Cancer: It is possible for younger adult dogs as well as seniors to develop cancer. Signs of cancer include vomiting, weight loss, and lethargy. See your vet if your dog has these symptoms.
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