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Dog Geriatrics - Level 3

By understanding how our dogs age we can better help them to grow old gracefully. This course will examine what happens as our canine friends grow older.

Reading assignment: Learn about how the normal aging process affects your dog’s energy levels, nutritional needs, digestion, vision, hearing and other faculties.

Chart: Depending on breed type, some dogs are more susceptible to age-related problems earlier in their lives.

Quiz: 10 questions to test your knowledge of canine geriatrics.


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Instructor: Diana Laverdure writes nationally on a variety of dog-care topics and is the creator of The Happy Dog Spot, a website devoted to helping dog lovers take better care of their canine companions. She is also the co-author, with W. Jean Dodds, D.V.M., of the upcoming book “The Canine Thyroid Epidemic” (2011, Dogwise Publishing). She lives with her rescued Belgian Shepherd mix, Chase.

 

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Sarah - 243618   Port Charlotte, FL

9/16/2012 8:19:52 AM

This was really informative. My two dog aren't in their senior years yet, but the info will be helpful for the future.

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Sharon   Cleveland, TN

3/11/2011 11:50:43 AM

I found this quiz very helpful. I have an older dog.

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Monique   APO, AE

3/7/2011 11:26:23 AM

Loved this article as I usually adopt the older dogs and have learned a lot of how dogs aged from this reading and from my own experience.

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ADA   FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

2/12/2011 6:30:30 AM

I LIKE THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE TEACH YOU WHAT HEALTH ISSUES TO EXPECT FROM THE BREEDS THAT YOU ARE INTERESTING ON BRING TO YOUR FAMILY.

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