Top Health Issues for Senior Dogs

Stiffness, limping and difficulty moving may indicate osteoarthritis pain in aging dogs.


Lumps, abnormal growths and swelling can signal cancer in senior dogs. Have lumps tested.


Increased thirst, reduced appetite and weight loss are signs of declining kidney function.

Kidney Disease

Bad breath, loose teeth, mouth pain and poor appetite point to dental problems.

Dental Disease

Leaking urine while resting or sleeping is a common senior dog issue treatable with medication.


Nuclear sclerosis and cataracts often cause cloudy, bluish eyes as dogs age. Usually not painful.

Cloudy Eyes 

Disorientation, anxiety, forgetting commands and house training accidents indicate dog dementia.

Cognitive Decline

Signs It’s Time to Euthanize Your Dog