We all want to do the very best for our pets, and often older dogs need a little extra help to keep them feeling on top form. Just like people, they start to slow as they age. Many get tired more easily, and are less willing to take exercise. Some start to put on weight, and a lot will experience hearing and vision deterioration too.
The best ways to lessen the impact of these signs of ageing is by keeping weight in check, and implementing a suitable exercise plan that neither over-taxes your canine companion, nor allows them to remain immobile for too long. Little and often is best, with 20 to 30 minute twice daily walks recommended.
Prevention is better than cure where older canines are concerned, and because you know that your pet will become more prone to health issues as they age, it’s a good idea to enrol them on a senior care programme with your local vet. These allow any changes to be picked up on as soon as they develop, so that suitable treatment can be given at the earliest opportunity.
Follow these three top tips today, and keep your dog looking and feeling great.
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