Common Ailments in Senior Dogs

Top 10 Issues for Dogs Ages 5 to 10 Years

Have you started to notice your dog slowing down a little? Senior ailments can start creeping up on our companions as early as five years of age. In human years, that's roughly 36 years of age. A 10-year-old dog is considered to have aged approximately 56 human years.

So, what should you be on the lookout for? Some of the most commonly reported senior pet ailments, according to Nationwide pet insurance's member claims, include ear infection, tooth infection, vomiting and upset stomach, non-cancerous skin mass, diarrhea, bladder or urinary tract disease, arthritis, underactive thyroid, skin allergies and skin infection. 

Check out our infographic for more details on the average national cost of care to treat these conditions, some of which can become chronic and require regular treatment throughout the duration of your pet's life.

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