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As dogs and cats live longer, senility becomes an issue

Rick C
February 21st, 2007, 08:35 AM
As dogs and cats live longer — thanks to improved nutrition, better veterinary care and home environments — they’re developing problems of old age that previously were rarely seen in pets simply because they never made it to extreme old age, which is upwards of 20 years for cats and small dogs, and about 12 or 13 years for medium and large dogs.

Rick C

February 21st, 2007, 01:55 PM
Very interesting. I have a friend with a 15 year old pittie who has these issues.

February 21st, 2007, 02:19 PM
Thank's Rick,I was also watching the video of these wonderful people taking in and caring for several senior dogs nobody else wanted:thumbs up