The signs are so slight, you might miss them.
If your dog is getting older, pay close attention to changes in behavior, routines, physical appearance or appetite. Check with your Vet if you notice anything like….
DisorientationLook for signs like seeming lost around familiar surroundings, or getting stuck in places and can’t back out. Sometimes they will stare blankly at a wall or into thin air.
Changes in Sleeping Cycle.Sometimes they’ll confuse their cycles. They may sleep during the daytime, and be unsettled at night.
Changes in Interactions.If their behavior changes with people or other dogs they know, or they don’t seem excited about their usual things, it may be a sign. Look for changes in demeanor.
Accidents in the House
If a house broken dog suddenly starts going in the house, first make sure there’s not a physical issue – bladder or kidney problems. If they’ve just “forgotten” how to go outside, then they need checked.
Low Energy and Lack of Interest.
Make sure it’s not arthritis, or pain first. Look for signs of “repetitive motion” – like walking in circles, head bobbing, leg shaking or repetitive barking for no reason.