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The senior dog
Schmidt-Roger, Heike
Adult Nonfiction SF768.2.D6 S365 2007

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ContentsPage
Chapter 1 - Age is relativep. 9
What does aging mean?p. 10
The aging process-what happens to mind & body?p. 11
The biological clockp. 13
Does a dog year equal seven human years?p. 13
Breed types & life expectancyp. 15
Why are old dogs so specialp. 16
Chapter 2 - Daily life with a senior dogp. 19
Daily routinep. 20
Senior dogs & childrenp. 28
Senior dogs & other dogsp. 33
Senior dogs & other animalsp. 36
The right environmentp. 38
Vacationsp. 45
Old dogs are lovable & sometimes expensivep. 47
Chapter 3 - When a senior dog moves inp. 49
Careful planningp. 50
Choosing a senior dogp. 56
Settling inp. 59
Training your new dogp. 64
A second dog joins the familyp. 67
Chapter 4 - Work hard-stay youngp. 73
Activity is a good thingp. 74
Walks & hikesp. 77
Sport & play-are these still possible?p. 78
Mental stimulation-why is it crucial?p. 82
Learning new thingsp. 85
Basic training rulesp. 86
Learning in the right wayp. 90
Chapter 5 - Nutritionp. 97
Metabolic changes & their effectsp. 98
Energyp. 99
The right dietp. 101
Chapter 6 - Routine carep. 109
Coat & skin carep. 110
Other routine carep. 115
Chapter 7 - Health in old agep. 123
Routine examinations & preventionp. 124
You & your veterinarianp. 126
The right kind of helpp. 129
Emergenciesp. 135
Illness in old agep. 137
Anestheticsp. 148
Chapter 8 - Sad farewellsp. 151
When the end is nearp. 152
The last loving actp. 154
A time for mourningp. 156
Indexp. 158
Acknowledgmentsp. 160


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