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Aging is expressed as physical weakening, reduced stamina and deterioration of the organs and connective tissues in the body. It is associated with gradual changes in the body's phenotype the entire physical, biochemical and physiological makeup of an individual as determined both genetically and environmentally.

France, L C, Dvm - Eastside Animal Health Ctr
(479) 452-5700
9600 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Rogers Avenue Animal Clinic
(479) 452-4300
6905 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Baker, B H, Dvm - Arkansas Veterinary Clinic
(479) 646-3478
7201 S 28th St
Fort Smith, AR

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Ford, David W, Dvm - Hubbs Animal Clinic
(479) 474-6898
3005 Alma Hwy
Van Buren, AR

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South County Animal Hospital
(479) 996-6095
12310 hwy 96
greenwoof, AR
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complete veterinarian/boarding/grooming
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7:30-5:30 m- f every Saturday 8-12

Rogers Avenue Animal Clinic Incorporated
(479) 452-4300
6905 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR

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Fort Smith Veterinary Clinic
(479) 646-3700
5612 S. 14th
Fort Smith , AR
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Veterinary Medicine
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M-F 8:00 - 5:30 Sat.8:00 - 12:00

Labahn Veterinary Hospital
(479) 782-1234
4100 Kelley Hwy
Fort Smith, AR

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Broadfoot Veterinary Clinic
(479) 632-2256
6509 Alma Hwy
Van Buren, AR

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Sparkman Animal Clinic
(918) 427-7606
Hwy 64 E
Muldrow, OK

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Honoring the Bond of a Lifetime

By Alice Villalobos, DVM

Aging is an inevitable and normal process of living. It should not be considered a disease.

Aging is expressed as physical weakening, reduced stamina and deterioration of the organs and connective tissues in the body. It is associated with gradual changes in the body's phenotype the entire physical, biochemical and physiological makeup of an individual as determined both genetically and environmentally.

Changes such as wrinkles in the skin and gray hair are due to the normal phenomenon of cellular senescence, the process of growing old.

Many diseases, including cancer, involve a multi-step process that accumulates genetic damage over time. As our pets enjoy a longer lifespan, their bodies provide the time needed for the expression of senescence, disease and cancer.

Living Long
The human-animal bond grows stronger with the passing of time. People are very proud of their older pets and they want them to live as long as possible in good health.

One of the biggest fears of caregivers of senior pets is that their pet will get cancer. The most common concurrent problems afflicting older pets are arthritis, dermatitis, dental disease, endocrinopathies, organ failure and obesity.

The dilemma for caregivers of older pets is the fact that the entire pet population is exposed to carcinogens that are ubiquitous in the environment.

Cancer is initiated and promoted by prolonged exposure to environmental carcinogens such as sun, tobacco smoke...

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