Vet education recap: Resources for canine geriatric medicine

Dr. Brennen McKenzie often teaches continuing education courses around canine aging, and he shares resources that include foundational material on aging, clinical assessment tools, and guidelines to assist vets in creating treatment plans for senior dogs.

This Month in Dog Health: November 2022

This month’s recap includes snapshots about research into alternative forms of treatment for aging dogs: supplements and cannabis. We also learned about the dog-human bond, both from rescue dog statistics and and a test of dog love between their humans and food.

This month in dog health: October 2022

Scientists have revealed insights into your dog’s super-powerful nose. They’ve also uncovered new potential solutions for skin issues, revealed information about hearing loss in aging dogs, and offered an in-depth review into how your habits and activity can affect your dog’s weight.

Obesity and epigenetics

One of the most important health problems in veterinary medicine today is the epidemic of obesity in our pets.

Healthspan: the healthy prime of life

Lifespan is the amount of time lived. Healthspan is the time lived with vigor and good health. Which do you think is more important?

Dogs are great models for aging biology

Dogs age a lot like humans, though sadly much faster. Helping us to better understand our own aging is just one of the many gifts our canine best friends give us.

Is aging inevitable?

Like death and taxes, aging has long been seen as unavoidable. Science is now showing us that this may not be true.

Why do dogs age?

There are many theories about how aging works. Lat’s take a brief look at two: Wear & Tear and the Rate of Living.

Aging and evolution

If evolution means survival of the fittest, shouldn’t animals evolve to stay healthy and live forever? Unfortunately, the evolutionary race goes to the most fertile, not the most enduring.