As your beloved pet gets older, more care must be taken to ensure that your furry friend stays healthy. Just like elderly humans, elderly pets need a bit more specialised attention.
The first signs of aging are a greying coat, slower response and reaction when seeing you, stairs taking a bit more effort and generally being a bit mopey.
Always check with your local vet to get your pet examined, the general rule of thumb is to visit twice a year. A vet will provide you with the advice to keep your pet in the best condition.
Such recommendations may include:
- A change in diet, there are many options on the market for senior dogs. They are formulated to ensure that your dog gets the nutrients they need but stabilise weight.
- Dental care, with a greater emphasis on brushing your pet’s teeth. Also, providing softer treats which will easier to chew and some which will help clean teeth.
- Constant exercise, to your dogs need. To keep it interesting for your pet, change the route every so often.
- New toys to keep your pet interested and entertained.
With your pet aging to it is a reminder that you are their best friend, give them more hugs and more of your time.