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What to do if your dog has diabetes

If your dog’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough of a hormone called insulin, your pet could develop diabetes – or diabetes mellitus to give it its full name.

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Looking after your dog's eyes

Healthy dogs should have bright, clear eyes that are free from dirt, discharge or inflammation. All dogs can potentially suffer with eye irritations and infections, but it’s more likely to become a problem as your dog gets older.

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Heart disease in large dogs

Signs of heart failure can initially be quite mild and so may be difficult to pick up. 

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Looking after your older dog's teeth

As your dog gets older, plaque and tartar that have built up on its teeth over a long period may begin to cause real trouble.

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Dealing with arthritis in your older dog

Most dogs will become less active as they get older, but if your pet seems particularly slow or reluctant to move, it may have osteoarthritis – often just called arthritis.

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Heart disease in small to medium dogs

Mitral Valve Disease (MVD) is the most common form of heart disease that develops in dogs. It generally occurs in small to medium size dogs rather than big dogs.

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Dealing with incontinence in older dogs

If you notice your dog having little accidents, it may be suffering from incontinence. You might see a wet patch left behind when your dog has been lying down, or even puddles of urine left by a pet that is fully house trained.

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The right diet for an older dog

When a dog starts to enter its advanced years, it does a lot less rushing around than it used to, and its growing days tend to be over. 

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4 signs of ageing to look out for in your senior dog

As your dog get's older, they become more prone to a number of conditions. Since the signs of these conditions tend to onset gradually, it's often difficult for you to recognise the problem until it is at a more advanced stage, when treatment options are usually limited. 

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