Behavior Changes in Elderly Pets

As your pet ages, you may notice changes in her behavior that can provide insight into your pet’s overall health and well being. Older dogs are naturally less active, but unusual behaviors can be a sign that something may be happening with their health that should be addressed.

Behavior changes include:

  • Increased agitation or irritability
  • Decreased appetite
  • Increased water consumption
  • Changes in bowel movements or urination

Any of these changes in your pet’s behavior can be a sign that something is amiss. If you notice any of these signs, consult your vet as soon as possible to rule out underlying illnesses.

Should you need help paying for your pet’s medical treatment and care, we are not accepting applications at this time, but you may contact The Pet Fund at 916-443-6007 to inquire about funding for non basic, non emergency care. If you qualify, payment would be made directly to your veterinarian.

We highly recommend pet insurance for parents of elderly pets. Visit our links page for more information about pet insurance and other products that have helped our elderly pets live longer, better lives.