Older Dogs

Let’s face it folks, we all will have our loving companion getting older and unfortunately, they don’t live as long as we do. While they are here, we need to give them the best possible life ever, overflowing with all of the unconditional love they pour onto us.

Older dogs face an array of difficulties just like people do when they age. It can be very sad watching our once active dog romping around chasing butterflies and them now letting the same butterfly land on their nose and not even caring! What can we do to help?

There are many things we can do to help the aging pet get through their days with much more ease, and less pain from any dog arthritis or other debilitating disease. Very simple and yet helpful tips are:

  • lifting their water or food bowl so they need not strain to use them
  • placing mats on the slippery floor surfaces to help with walking
  • placing more than one water bowl in the house for them to drink from
  • taking them out to go to eliminate more often to prevent any discomfort with their bladder control
  • spending more time with them and reassuring  that  they are the most important friend in your life
  • telling them everyday that you love them even though they don’t understand English, they know what the energy means
  • checking their teeth regularly, their eyes and their soft bodies for anything unusual

Download the Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Cancer in dogs, arthritis in dogs, and tumors in dogs are all very real possibilities as our companions age. Any lumpy bumpy mass needs to be checked out. It could be a harmless fatty tumor in the dog or a cyst, but why take chances at this point in their life cycle. Larger breed dogs age quicker  than the smaller breeds, and at age seven they are a senior in the dog world. In my e-book, “The Ultimate Rehabilitation &  Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs,” I explain so much more on all the things we can do to help our aging companion. From the various health challenges to the diseases they may acquire, the information is most powerful.

I have much more to share about this…

How have you helped your older dogs? Share your insights below!

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2 Responses to Older Dogs

  • Theresa says:

    I want to thank you for all the great tips you suggest for helping our dogs with the aging process. I recently purchased your e-book and found it a wealth of information. In Chapter 5 I have a question about the arthritis in dogs. Will my dog ever return to normal if I give her natural medication or drugs? Thanks for your wonderful book and help!

  • helga says:

    I am glad to have helped you with your older dog. Arthritis is a progressive disease and as long as we keep our dogs moving within their limits and feed them a healthy diet, supplement with some fish oils, our dogs will do amazingly well. Follow my tips in the book and I know you will get results like I have.

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