Taking Care of Elderly Pets

March 29th, 2018

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.

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