Table 2

Responses of 690 survey respondents to the question ‘Which of the following signs are serious enough to require veterinary attention in an old animal?’

SignNumber (%) of respondents
Red- or pink-coloured urine595 (86.2%)
Loss of appetite525 (76.1%)
Weight loss502 (72.8%)
Increased thirst501 (72.6%)
Hind leg stiffness428 (62.0%)
Obesity376 (54.5%)
Reduced willingness to exercise367 (53.2%)
Bad breath (halitosis)361 (52.3%)