- 1 How old is my Springer Spaniel Border Collie?
- 2 Is it normal for a dog’s lipoma to grow?
- 3 Which is better a show collie or a working collie?
- 4 When to tell your vet about a mast cell tumor?
- 5 How old are Collies when they are full grown?
- 6 How does age affect a border collie dog?
- 7 What kind of health problems can a senior Collie have?
- 8 Why does my senior Collie get dry and brittle?
How old is my Springer Spaniel Border Collie?
Hoping for some views from dog loving mners. We are looking to get another dog and can’t decide between a border collie or a springer (yes, we prefer nutters!) We currently have a 12 year old border collie and lost our other border collie in June, aged 14.5.
Is it normal for a dog’s lipoma to grow?
Fatty lumps, like the one on this dog, can grow extremely large. Lipomas are harmless lumps that start in fat cells stored in tissue around the body and are not usually painful. They accumulate more fat as they grow and are more likely in middle-aged to elderly dogs.
Which is better a show collie or a working collie?
Yes, a show collie is less “worky” and intense than a working collie. Its chase and herding instinct doesn’t tend to be as strong. Whilst needing lots of mental and physical stimulation (they are collies after all!), show collies don’t tend to need as much as the workers.
When to tell your vet about a mast cell tumor?
A mast cell tumor is not the end of the world, but they can be very serious. It is important to notify your veterinarian when you find any skin masses so that they can be promptly evaluated. Early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome.
How old are Collies when they are full grown?
Some Collies age gracefully, while others do not. Some are old at 8-10, while others remain youthful and full of pep well into their 12th or 13th year. Aging depends on the breed of dog, the genes, the kind of care and the amount of stress in the dog’s life.
How does age affect a border collie dog?
However, because the border collie has such an exuberant personality and so much excitement as a young dog, it’s really difficult for many dog owners to see the changes that come with age in this breed. There is nothing you can do about the aging process in a dog but adapt your own behaviors to his newly acquired behaviors.
What kind of health problems can a senior Collie have?
This is especially a good idea if your aging dog just doesn’t seem right. Blood work can be such an invaluable diagnostic tool and can give early warning of some health problems, such as diminished kidney and liver functions, and diabetes. Heart failure, anemia, lower thyroid levels and cancer can all be problems for the aging dog.
Why does my senior Collie get dry and brittle?
However, some are not only lacking in palatability, but also too low in protein or fat. As a result, the older dog can either get too thin or the coat becomes dry and brittle. Some older dogs, for no obvious reason, develop touchy stomachs and cannot be fed the same food they have previously been fed.