Our Role in Older Dog’s Health

by admin on July 7, 2011

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.”
–Bonnie Wilcox ‘Old Dogs, Old Friends’

I love that quote! One of our buddies is getting older, and our awareness of that fact has just kicked-in. He isn’t as frisky on his frequent walks–takes much more time to sniff around ( and there might be a lesson there for us all!). I’ve noticed he also takes much less notice of his younger “sibling’s” playfulness. He still barks furiously at the dog next door, but he’s slow and deliberate in everything he now does.

One thing I know I can control is his food, his exercise and other stimulation. We are very careful, read labels and have discussed his diet with the vet. At his last checkup, he got the highest marks for his health. Bottomline, our awareness of older dog health problems and the things that we can control are important. Here’s a link to some good information.

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