Caring for Your Senior Dog
(Old Dogs, Aging Dogs)
A dog's needs evolve with age. Not every diet, and not even every senior diet, is right for every senior dog. The dog's environment may also need some adjustments. Correctly identifying conditions common to aging dogs will help to make their life healthier and more comfortable and allow them to live longer and in better conditions.

Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable
by Faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Univer (Author), Nicholas H. Dodman BVMS (Editor), Lawrence Lindner (Contributor)
288 pages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (November 22, 2010)
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Anti-Aging for Dogs: A Longevity Program For Man's Best Friend
by John M. Simon D.V.M.
224 pages
St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1st edition (1999)
This guide recommends dietary, environmental, and lifestyle changes along with regular veterinary check-ups, tests, and advanced medical techniques. The first section examines the aging process and how it affects each of the dog's organs and bodily functions. Part 2 covers preventive practices such as weekly home exams, exercise, grooming, diet, and dental hygiene. Other topics covered include: creating a safe, healthy home environment for your dog; avoiding common canine behavioral problems; programs for assuring optimal nutrition, digestion, and detoxification. The final section discusses therapies for specific conditions. More information:

Senior Dogs for Dummies
by Susan McCullough
Paperback: 288 pages
For Dummies (July 2, 2004)
This friendly guide provides reassuring, positive advice on handling the physical and emotional issues involved in caring for your beloved companion. The author covers nutrition, exercise, health cost, common ailments, what to expect, and - of course - a discussion on when is the best time to let your friend go. Certain problems that seniors are prone to, such as going blind or deaf, are discussed, as well as how to help your dog cope.
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Old Dog, New Tricks: Understanding and Retraining Older and Rescued Dogs
by David Taylor
Paperback: 176 pages
Firefly Books (September 12, 2006)
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When your best friend becomes your old friend
When Your Best Friend Becomes Your Old Friend: How To Care For Your Geriatric Canine
by Gina Stewart, Don & Kellie Rainwater
Paperback: 104 pages
CreateSpace (2008)
The older dog needs special care and often even a lifestyle change. This book informs about the canine aging process and helps to learn how to care and lengthen a senior dogs life and bring more comfort to his golden years.
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Caring for your Senior Dog
(Aging Dogs)

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by Julie Klam
240 pages
Riverhead Hardcover (2010)
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