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How To Support Your Dog as It Ages

October 25, 2021

Ageing is a process none of us can avoid. While inevitable, it can often be distressing, especially for dog owners who observe behavioural changes and perceived reduction in their quality of life. However, this does not need to be the case. Here are just a few suggestions of how you can support your dog as it ages, and help improve its quality of life:

  1. Provide quality of nutrition. Nutrition is enormously important to overall health and wellbeing, and a poor diet can reduce a dog’s quality of life however old it is. Appropriate nutrition will support all of your dog’s normal functions such as joint, digestive, and coat health. Supplements such as Rejuvenate can be useful for dogs of all age, and may help protect joints as an animal ages
  2. Ensure that your dog has adequate amounts of exercise. Dogs are inherently active animals who need to walk and run on a regular basis if they are to remain mobile and healthy. Adequate exercise is a natural safeguard against weight loss which can cause significant health complications as a dog ages. Exercise tolerance may also be a useful barometer of overall wellbeing. So, if your dog is suddenly unwilling to move or exercise normally, it is usually worth a trip to the vet to investigate
  3. Observe your dog’s behaviour and establish a baseline of normality. Behavioural changes are often the first indications of health problems that owners notice. By being aware of your own dog’s baseline, even small changes can be noticed and properly responded to in good time.

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