Everyone loves having a warm, cozy bed to snuggle up into. Fido is no different. Consider getting your furry pal an orthopedic bed, which will offer extra support and help your beloved pet sleep more comfortably.
Older dogs often find it easier to eat from elevated bowls than from bowls on the floor, as these won’t strain Fido’s neck or make him splay his legs. A nice set of raised doggy dishes is another wonderful way to pamper your aging pooch.
Just like people, dogs often feel stiff and sore in their old age. Your canine buddy may also develop bone/joint issues, like arthritis. Gentle massages will relax Fido and soothe his aches and pains. They can also help with his circulation.
As your loyal furbaby ages, he may start having trouble going up and down stairs, or hopping into the car when it’s time to go for a ride. Pet ramps or stairs can help your furry friend get around more easily.
If you enjoy cooking, consider making your canine pal his meals. Start with healthy ingredients like cooked, plain lamb, beef, or chicken, and use dog-safe foods like cooked beans, carrots, and brown rice for flavor and texture. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.
Fido’s golden years can be a beautiful time. Senior dogs are adorable! Enjoy this special part of your dog’s life, and remember to carve out some quality time with your furry best friend.
Do you have questions about your senior dog’s health or care? We can help! Call us, your Livonia, MI vet clinic, today!