Our senior pups may not move as fast as they used to, but they still benefit from regular exercise and walks. It’s important to keep older dogs moving, even if they don’t have the same physical abilities and needs that they did when they were younger. Here are some tips for walking senior dogs.
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As dogs age, many of them begin losing their vision for a variety of reasons. Sometimes blindness in dogs comes on very quickly, but other times it happens gradually. Here are a few ways you can help if your senior dog is going blind.
One of the issues that many senior dogs face is hearing loss. Deafness can be age-related or it can be caused by a medical condition. Going deaf often happens gradually, and because of that, the symptoms of hearing loss are sometimes hard to spot until the condition is advanced.
Bath time can be trickier for senior dogs who deal with arthritis, skin conditions, blindness, and more. When bathing your senior dog, you should make every effort to get them as comfortable as possible, work with their medical needs, and reduce anxiety.
Up to 80 percent of dogs will suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives, and poor dental health can seriously affect seniors’ overall well-being. Here are six tips that will help you keep your senior dog’s teeth clean and maintain their oral health.
In addition to the preparations you’d usually make when going for a long car ride with any dog, you have to take into account the special needs that come with your dog’s advanced age. Of course, we all love our senior pups and would gladly do anything to make their journey more comfortable.
Regular, moderate exercise can help keep blood flowing to senior dogs’ muscles, get joint fluid moving, and stave off weight gain that can worsen conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. Here are some outdoor exercises for your older pooch.
Indoor exercises can provide a low-stress workout for your gray-faced, senior pup that will help them avoid gaining weight, which can worsen arthritis and heart disease. If your dog is stuck inside because of the weather, give these a try.
Your pet sitter needs to handle your senior dog’s individual needs while you’re away, and it’s your responsibility to help prepare them to provide the right care. Here are a few tips that will help make sure your sitter knows how to care for your old pooch.
There are ways to reduce the effects of incontinence and properly clean up after messes to make things easier on your home and your senior pup.