Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

Pet Partners Huntington WV

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.

Tri-State Veterinary Hospital
(304) 525-8387
6474 Merritts Crk Rd
Huntington, WV
 
Proctorville Animal Clinic
(740) 886-9424
6129 County Road 107
Proctorville, OH

Data Provided by:
Tambling, Fred R, Dvm - Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

Data Provided by:
Olson Animal Hospital
(304) 736-1677
5980 Us Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV

Data Provided by:
Martin Veterinary Clinic
(606) 324-8036
1426 Grandview Dr
Ashland, KY

Data Provided by:
Equine Medical Ctr
(740) 867-0066
764 County Road 31
Chesapeake, OH

Data Provided by:
Ayers Animal Hospital
(304) 529-6049
1514 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV

Data Provided by:
Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

Data Provided by:
Help For Animals Inc
(304) 736-8555
1 Humane Way
Barboursville, WV

Data Provided by:
Dyer, Mike, Dvm - Ashland Animal Clinic
(606) 324-2984
3101 13th St
Ashland, KY

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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...

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News