Today we are talking about our grey-haired, white-faced companions. “Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?’
‘It really depends on the individual dog. In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior by roughly 5-6 years old whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged then, and probably not considered a senior until 10-11 years. Large breed dogs fall somewhere in between. A Golden Retriever might be considered senior by 8-10 years of age. Genetics, nutrition, environment; all of these play a role in how fast your dog ages.”
So what are some things you can expect from your senior dog? What are some special ways to help care for them and make them comfortable? Take a look at today’s article share from PetMD here to learn more.
How can we help your older dog? Older dogs, and dogs recovering from surgeries or injuries, may also need more frequent potty breaks. Talk to us about a schedule for your wise old friend to include time in the sun and fresh air, attention, slow and easy walks, medication and clean up as needed. Learn more by visiting: https://www.loudounpetsitting.com/services/