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Book Review: Your Older Dog: A Complete Guide to Helping Your Dog Live a Longer and Healthier Life

by Jean Callahan. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Although this is an older book, and some of the sections on holistic care and foods for older dogs may need some updating, there are a number of excellent chapters related to the aging process in general, advice on exercise and veterinary care, and facing death. Included are sections on how to recognize the onset of old age, comparative ages of dogs and humans, and what you can do to help your aging dog. One touching page in the book includes a list entitled Top Ten Reasons to Love Older Dogs. I have found very helpful information in this book since recently adopting an eleven year old golden.

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