Keeping A Senior Dog Comfortable

As your dog grows older, you'll want to make some adjustments to his care regimen. With senior dogs, the focus should be on keeping them comfortable and healthy, and less on exercise and entertainment.

It doesn't take much to give your canine friend a great retirement. Soft beds, raised dishes, and pet ramps or stairs will all help keep him comfortable and mobile. Nail trims and dental care are also important.

Fido will still need some activity. Walking your dog daily is generally the best way to go. Weather permitting, you can also take him for a swim. Don't overexert your dog, but don't let him become a couch potato, either. If your dog doesn't get enough activity, he'll become quite stiff and sore, and his muscles may begin to atrophy. He'll also be at increased risk of becoming obese.

Ask your local vet Oconomowoc WI for more information on keeping your dog happy and healthy as he ages.


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