Senior Dog Care

We all like to remember our dogs as the cute, floppy little puppies we brought home at just a few weeks old, but they don’t stay young forever. One downside of having a dog as a family member is watching them age relatively quickly. The best way to help keep your dog as healthy as possible later in life is to recognize signs of ageing and learn more about common diseases that can affect senior dogs.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

Pets age much faster than we do. The lifespan of a dog depends on its size and breed. The larger the breed or size of the dog, the shorter the lifespan.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)

Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of younger dogs; regular check-ups are essential to your pet’s health. Consider switching your dog’s diet to a senior, high quality, diet. Keep your dog active and mentally stimulated at all times. Maintain your dog’s dental hygiene/care. Consider implementing safety measures around the house for your dog since senior pets usually have various degrees of vision and hearing loss. Please feel free to call our clinic at 204.489.9111 to speak to one of our team members regarding your senior pet’s health care.