"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."
For some of us, we may witness our pet age at a seemingly faster rate and dismiss it as just a part of life. But there is much research in recent years that, just like people, dogs can become senile and experience signs similar to Alzheimer’s.
The common reports that come from our concerned clients about their dogs usually involve urine/fecal accidents in the house, random vocalizing especially at night, pacing and signs similar to hearing loss.
The good news with all the research is there are more treatment options available. Depending on what works for your dog, the doctors at Piney Creek Square Integrative Veterinary Medicine can make recommendations with regard to medications, diet, and/or supplements.
Please call to schedule a geriatric exam and we will address your dog’s needs and provide options for the best quality of life possible for your pet.
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