“He’s already old” – that’s not always true – there can be many other reasons
We all are getting older.
Our animals feel the same way, only much faster because of their shorter lifespan.
We usually only see their pain and complaints when the animals can no longer help themselves,
they put away so much, surrender to their fate, accept and somehow carry on.
For this reason, it is important to look carefully.
Sometimes it’s just not what we think it is.
The dog suddenly slows down, can no longer jump into the car, just trots along listlessly while walking or or or …
We think, oh, he’s getting old and just take it.
Often, however, there are completely different causes behind it, such as an hypothyroidism, claws that are too long, diabetes, Addison’s disease …
And once these causes have been identified and treated, the “old” dog is much livelier again.
This means that the dog needs more attention as it ages.
Especially when something changes in his agility, his temperament or his behavior, you should react immediately and have everything checked.
A blood check and a detailed examination are the basic requirements.
If there is then an exact diagnosis, you should check carefully whether conventional medical support is sufficient or whether the dog needs additional physiotherapy or naturopathic support.