Keeping Your Senior Dog Healthy

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A senior dog often has different health requirements than a younger dog. Here are some ways to ensure your senior dog is most comfortable:

  1. Bi-Yearly Health Exams– There are many vets who recommend bi-yearly exams because of issues that are more likely to plague older dogs.
  2. Behavior Changes- Notice behavior changes such as alterations in urinary or bowel habits, pain, vision, etc. Prompt consultation with your vet will help prevent any stress to your dog’s routine.
  3. Getting Around- Consider adding easy access to your bed if your dog has always like being on the bed such as a ramp or stairs.
  4. Age Appropriate Dog Food- Older pets are often heavy, so it is important to change their dog food to one made for dogs who are less active.
  5. Bedding- Old bones can hurt, so why not fluff out your pets bed with extra soft blankets or even an orthopedic bed?