As they get older, our dogs’ health and bodies become even more fragile. How can we possibly care for our beloved senior dogs? Here are a few things you can keep in mind.
Get Your Dog Plenty of Exercise
While it’s a little harder for them to move the way they used to, exercise helps keep those joints loose and supple – which makes it easier for them to move around without pain!
Help Them Move Around
Things like smaller steps and carpeted floors can make it a huge difference for your dog’s stability and mobility around the house. Mobility aids can also help a lot as well!
Don’t Let Them Pack On The Pounds
Extra weight on your poor dog’s joints can cause more pain and swelling, and makes it harder for them to even stand up. There’s also a lot of health issues that are caused by extra weight. Keeping them trim allows you to avoid all of that entirely.
Brush Their Teeth!
Dental hygiene is super important, and keeping those pearly whites clean can avoid a lot of inflammation and gum diseases. This is actually more important than you might think – not only does it prevent lots of pain and swelling, bacteria from infected teeth can get into the bloodstream if allowed to grow unchecked. It’s a crucial part of your dog’s health!
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