Client handout: Hey there. It's me, your older dog

November 10, 2017
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

Dr. Sarah Wooten graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. A member of the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, Dr. Wooten divides her professional time between small animal practice in Greeley, Colorado, public speaking on associate issues, leadership, and client communication, and writing. She enjoys camping with her family, skiing, SCUBA, and participating in triathlons.

Old age isn't a disease. Let your veterinary clients' own aging dog help them see cognitive, pain and joint issues that can be helped.

Click this image for a PDF version of this client handout. (Image courtesy of isn't necessarily a disease, and not all slowing down is normal. You know that just like old humans, senior dogs can get arthritis and dementia, but do you know if your clients can tell the difference? Are they shrugging off pain and neurological issues that medicine and treatment could help? Leave it to their dog to tell them ... and encourage them to visit you. Click the image at left or click here to download a printable PDF copy.