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When your dog gets older, what to do?

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With proper care, most dogs live full, happy lives. Unfortunately, a beloved pet never seems to live long enough. Each race has a different lifespan. In caring for your aging dog, you need to adapt the environment to comfort. As they age, dogs develop joint pain, joint pain, generalized weakness, and an almost certain increase in medical problems.

 

Adjust its surroundings to minimize discomfort.

Please protect it from excessive heat and cold. Older dogs are unable to regulate their body temperature like younger dogs. Try to get your dog to exercise regularly. Make sure your dog’s exercise routine. If your dog shows signs of panting or objecting to exercise, you need to change your routine.

Adapt your diet and eating schedule to your needs. As they age, dogs are less active and need fewer calories. Prescription diets are available from veterinarians. Discuss special diets with them. Older dogs can suffer from hearing loss and reduced eyesight.

Older dogs need special dental care.

They are more likely to develop gum problems and disease. A complete dental cleaning should be done by your veterinarian every six months, which requires anesthesia. Make sure all blood tests are done. 

Older dogs need extra bathing and grooming. Dry skin can be a normal part of aging or a sign of an underlying medical condition. They also require more frequent trimming of the nails.

Remember, if he’s 13 in dog years, he can suffer from the same aging ailments as a 75-year-old human. Continue the six-monthly veterinary examinations. Older dogs need extra care due to their aging issues.

Assure him good healthy years by taking care of him.

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