Senior dogs tend to become less active and playful as their energy wanes.
Declining Energy Levels
Excessive barking or whining in aging dogs could signal cognitive decline or anxiety.
Senior dogs may appear confused due to cognitive dysfunction syndrome.
As dogs age, they often become more needy and attached to owners.
An elderly dog's appetite and food preferences might shift. Monitor any extremes.
Change in Appetite
Once bold dogs might become more timid and startled due to vision or hearing impairment.
Older dogs tend to sleep more during the day and develop nighttime restlessness.
Change in Sleep Patterns