Top Tips for Senior Dog Care
To help care for your senior dog, here are some top tips to support their health as they age: Regular vet check ups always help, they will be able to offer advice and keep an eye out for any new health issues. Walking your senior dog will help to prevent weight gain and aid their cognitive function by keeping their mind active. Walks should be shorter but are integral to prevent weight gain. To help keep your pet mobile, you could use a ramp to help get them into the car and prevent pets from jumping up. .
Stress reduction Older pets might not be able to handle stressful situations. Ensure they have a den or a safe spot that they can go to and feel comfortable in when they want to rest or just go for a quiet snooze. They should have close access to the garden as your older pet's toilet habits may change with age and they might have to go more often. For smaller dogs make sure they have extra bedding during winter months to keep them warm and extra bedding can be used as padding for their joints.
Maintain good oral health seaweed powder is a good form or natural tooth cleaning, they still love a hard dentistix or bone to chew on and mild toothpaste can be purchased with appropriate tooth brushes but be gentle unless they are used to this on a daily basis they may feel this is a mild form of torture as to them this is just off topic. .