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just read some interesting tidbits from Jean Dodds in Dogs Naturally magazine.
"A study of ninety geriatric dogs over seven years old who had normal physical examinations found that twenty nine percent had
low total T4 thyroid levels, dispite showing no overt clinival signs of hypothyroidism. Increased alkaline phosphatase levels
were seen in seventeen percent of the dogs and four of them were confirmed to have cushings disease. Urinary tract infections
were found in eleven percent of the dogs, four of these dogs had high blood urea nitrogen ( BUN levels) Thus despite apparent
health, twenty percent of these older dogs had clinically significant diseases. Many people believe that protein overworks
older kidney's and that protein should automatically be decreased in an older dogs diet. This is false. On the contrary
healthy older dogs require slightly more protein. Protein minimizes losses of lean body mass that accompany the ageing
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild