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It’s always tough when your dog reaches the senior part of its life. After all, they are less active than before which can be hard for your kids to understand. And they can start developing health problems as they reach elderly age. You also start to worry about how long they will stick around for. After all, no one wants to consider the prospect of saying goodbye to their pet. But there are some ways you can try and ensure they stay in good health. That way, you can delay saying farewell. In fact, here is how you can help your senior pooch live for longer.
Ensure you still get them to be active
It can be hard to get your pooch on the move when they reach the senior part of their life. After all, they would rather have a snooze than go out for a walk! But it’s so important you make sure they do get some moderate exercise into their day. After all, it’s the best way to ensure they don’t fall into problems like arthritis and diabetes as they get older. And keeping them active can ensure they don’t lose movement in their body. Therefore, make sure you still take them for regular walks in your local neighborhood. And take them outside with you into the garden to make sure they have some fresh air. It will definitely give them a boost after they have been outside!
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Make sure they have high-nutrient grub
You also need to ensure your pooch is getting a good diet if you want to make sure they stick around for longer. After all, as they age, it becomes even more important that they consume healthier food and treats. Otherwise, they are at higher risk of falling into health problems. To ensure it’s good grub, make sure the food is full of protein. In fact, check the label to see exactly how much the food contains. After all, protein will keep their muscles strong and healthy. Also, make sure they are using quality meat rather than a cheap alternative. After all, you want wholesome meat which will ensure they are getting the nutrients they need. And if you want some advice on the best senior dog food, you should ask your vet or look for reviews online. After all, there is plenty of information which tells you which brands to head to in the store for senior dog food which will help them to sustain a healthy lifestyle for longer!
Keep showing them love
Just because they are older, it doesn’t mean your pooch deserves less love. In fact, you should be ensuring you are cuddling and playing with them just as much as before. Otherwise, they might end up with dog depression in their older age. And they might end up with mood swings. Therefore, keep cuddling your pooch to ensure they know how much you care about them. And that way, they will hopefully remain happy which can guarantee health conditions stay away for longer from your pooch.
And don’t put them through much change in later life. After all, they will get more stressed, and it could jeopardize their health!