Increase your dog's wellness exams to twice a year for better health monitoring and early detection of potential issues, as recommended by AAHA.
In their senior years, maintain a healthy diet for your pet to avoid weight gain and inflammation, ensuring a better quality of life.
Discuss diet supplements (e.g., fish oil, glucosamine, probiotics) with your vet for improved bone, joint, skin, coat, and digestive health in dogs.
Watch for signs of distress in dogs: limping, difficulty moving, trouble climbing/jumping, lying down while eating/drinking. Vet visit needed.
Encourage senior dogs to stay active without overdoing it. Follow their lead, try new activities like swimming for weight management and joint health.
Mental exercise for dogs: puzzle toys, hide-and-seek, treat hunts. Keep their brains sharp, have fun together!
Maximize quality time with your aging dog through exciting outings to new places, boosting their happiness and creating lasting memories.
For older dogs, increase home grooming sessions: brushing, baths for incontinence, and check for any issues. Keep them happy and healthy.