Much the same as humans, the ageing process for dogs is inevitable and can leave most of our four-legged friends with less energy and more health problems than when they were a bouncing puppy. If you have noticed signs of ageing in your dog it is essential to take extra measures when it comes to pet care.
They may be old but that doesn’t mean they should lounge around all day. An ageing dog needs just as much exercise as a growing dog, but will obviously not need to be as vigorous. A light daily walk or a gentle roll and tumble around the garden are all that is needed to keep them fighting fit.
A senior dog is likely to suffer from common ailments such as arthritis and hearing loss. It is important to change their environment so as to accommodate these changes. Make sure their feeding and water bowls are not in hard to reach places – too high or too low for example – as this can make eating very uncomfortable or even painful for them.
The time between regular veterinary visits will need to be shortened when caring for an older dog, as any slight change to their appetite, mood or body can be a cause for concern.
Dog Kennels In Brisbane
If you can’t take your dog with you on holiday make sure you leave them in the best possible care by checking them into a pet resort. Contact Samford Pet Resort on (07) 3188 0934 for more information on dog kennels in Brisbane.