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Health Concerns Commonly Found In Senior Small Dogs: Part 2

Small Senior Dog

Common Health Concerns Found In Senior Small Dogs Abrasions in Senior Small Dogs:   Abrasions are often caused by scratching and biting skin surfaces that itch. Herbal treatments include an infusion of blackberry leaves, rosemary leaves or elder flowers and leaves to which a little witch hazel has been added. Apply topically to abrasions. It is recommended that no greasy preparations be used because they will retain moisture on the skin surfaces and retard healing. Abscesses in […]

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Older Small Dog Health Care – Part 1

The Geriatric (Older) Small Dog   A small dog will mature and age at much different rates, usually according to size and breed. It is commonly held that dogs live 7 years for every year that man does. However, this serves as only a rough estimate when converting and calculating your small dog’s age as dogs grow up very rapidly in their early years and then slow down. For example, a 1 year old dog is comparable […]

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