Misty, the 10-year-old Golden Retriever who inspired the Senior Dogs Project

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..........."Looking Out for Older Dogs" ...........

"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."
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Sydney Jeanne Seward

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If you have a question about your dog's health.....

Don't wait to call and/or see your veterinarian if your dog's symptoms are of concern to you -- and especially if they seem alarming! If your regular vet is unavailable, take your dog to the nearest emergency veterinary clinic. You know your dog. If any behavioral or physical symptoms seem serious to you, don't wait. If any symptoms persist for more than two days, especially fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, see your veterinarian. Waiting may worsen your dog's condition; taking prompt action will most likely hasten recovery.

If your dog is taking Rimadyl, EtoGesic, or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and you are alarmed about symptoms he or she is exhibiting, such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools, seizures, uncharacteristic aggressiveness, etc., discontinue the drug immediately and take your dog to the veterinarian right away. Also see this site's Rimadyl Take Action Page. Be sure to inform your vet that you suspect your dog is experiencing a toxic reaction to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Have the veterinarian read the package insert for the drug and contact the manufacturer for assistance in administering supportive therapy. If your dog has had the ProHeart6 shot, and appears to be in distress of any kind, take your dog to a veterinarian immediately.

For non-emergency situations and questions.....

(1) See the "Care" page on this website. Use the navigation bar to locate the topic in which you are interested; then click on it to get the information.

(2) Also use the Google Search Engine. Enter a topic in the search field that describes the information you need -- for example, "canine dental care" or "canine diabetes" or "canine blindness." The Google engine will provide links to websites with relevant information. You may also try other search engines such as Yahoo and Alta Vista, but we have found Google provides the most relevant links.

(3) The "Links" page on srdogs may also lead you to finding answers to your questions.

The Senior Dogs Project sincerely regrets that we cannot answer individual questions about a specific dog's health.

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