Taking Care of Elderly Pets

March 29th, 2018

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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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