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Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM
Veterinary Media Consultant

The Graying of Our Pet Population…Extending the Quantity and Quality of Their Lives

Dr. Kyle Creech

...Dr. Kyle Creech


Some will say that you are only as old as you feel.  And there are some mornings when I feel really old.  I know that aging is a process and not a disease. It happens every day, second by second, year-by-year until you suddenly realize those highlights are really just gray hairs and not sun kissed streaks.  And your pet, the one you refer to as your baby, just got a letter from your veterinarian saying that it is now a senior citizen and needs targeted care.  Is that just a marketing ploy or are there things that you can do to increase the quantity and quality of your pet’s life?

Thankfully with advances in medicine, nutrition and the science of aging, people and pets are living longer and healthier lives.  But what determines if your pet is a senior citizen?  Do all pets age at the same rate?  What body systems are most commonly affected?  Can pets suffer from an Alzheimer-like disease?  What can you as a pet owner do?  Dr. Kyle Creech of Ceva Animal Health will talk to me about the aging and answer the ‘age’ old question, can you teach an old dog a new trick and will it remember it?

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