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Living With an Old Dog Part V – Maintaining Body Weight & Muscle Mass

Written By Marissa Greenberg, DVM Several articles ago I discussed Slink’s summer haircut. While it made her much more comfortable, it also made it much more apparent without all her thick hair, that she had lost weight and had lost a lot of muscling, especially in her hind legs. These are very common occurrences with [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:17+00:00November 6th, 2013|Pet Health Care|1 Comment

A veterinarian’s experiences living with a senior dog – Part II

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM As our beloved dogs get older one of the most common problems is that they start to lose their hearing, just like people do as they age.  As a veterinarian in San Luis Obispo, I very commonly have people asking me about their old dog’s hearing loss.  Unfortunately it is [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:19+00:00July 31st, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

A veterinarian’s experiences living with a senior dog – Part 1

Written by Marissa Greenberg, DVM There comes a point in all of our dog’s lives where we can start to see signs of aging. Some of these signs might be very normal parts of the aging process, but other could indicate Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), which is very similar to dementia in people.  Though there [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:19+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|2 Comments