With Lyric's seventh birthday all of our pets (not including rabbits and one pig) became "seniors." Granted a lot of them are "borderline" but still, it's a bit depressing. Although the only one that is really geriatric is Zodiac. And for the most part he seems to be doing well. I had recently started him on Previcox as he seems to be having a little trouble getting up and stairs continue to be a bit of a challenge. I had hesitated to do this as I think the Rimadyl had previously given him an ulcer. But we tried anyway. He seemed to be doing well on it but I happened to have him at work after a week of being on it and decided to run his senior panel and it again showed evidence of an ulcer. I can't be sure but it seems the most logical cause for the bloodwork abnormalities. And I'm not really willing to do a lot of invasive diagnostics on a dog that feels fine. So we stopped the Previcox and started Prilosec. We will just have to muddle along with Tramadol, Dasuquin, and j/d for now.
The other two will get bloodwork later this year and Icy in the spring. Good thing I'm working so much to support all these old folks!