Chapter 4 Chapter 4

THE SPECIAL SENSES



KEY POINTS
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(1) Ageing changes may occur in all sensory organs leading to a gradual reduction in sensitivity and response to external stimuli.
(2) If the loss of sensory perception occurs gradually owners may not notice that the sense is being lost in their pet.
(3) Ageing changes are irreversible so any age-related loss of sensory perception is permanent. Adjusting the lifestyle of the pet can minimise the effects of loss of the special senses.

4.1 AGEING CHANGES IN MAJOR SENSE ORGANS

4.2 SUMMARY

REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING