3 Ways To Pamper Your Old Friend As Your Dog Gets Older

Adult Dog Is Getting Older
By: normanack

You’ve taken care of your dog all its life and have probably fallen into a routine that worked for both of you. But now that he is getting on in years, he’s starting to slow down a bit and it’s time to pay attention to his needs as he’s starting to need a little bit of extra pampering in order for him to stay confident and happy.

Keep Your Dog Comfortable As He Ages

Make his bed cozier by adding a little extra padding. If he’s prone to stiffness or has arthritis in his joints. this will help your dog feel much more comfy.

Check over his toys and be sure to add come soft plush toys. Stock up on those. They’re easy on the teeth and a lot of fun.

Your older dog is probably not working his muscles as much as he used to, so why not add a good massage into his grooming routine? It’s also great to help stimulate circulation. But remember, care needs to be taken when massaging older pets. So check with your veterinarian to find out the best massage technique.

Keep Your Older Dog Entertained 

Dogs feel sadness when their family tends to ignore them or do not spend enough quality time with them. Give your older dog more of your time and attention; Take more walks, spend more time on play, cuddles, or just lounging around together. It’s good for his soul and well-being. Sometimes as our dogs get older and become more mature, we tend to not take them out as much as we did when they were puppies. This is quite understandable since adult dogs seem to enjoy just lounging around the house in their adult years and watching TV with you. However, to keep your dogs’ mind stimulated and his social skills intact, do your best to take him out as often as possible to greet other people and other dogs.

Keep Your Adult Dog Socialized

Sometimes as our dogs get older and become more mature, we tend to not take them out as much as we did when they were puppies. This is quite understandable since adult dogs seem to enjoy just lounging around the house in their adult years and watching TV with you. However, to keep your dogs’ mind stimulated and his social skills intact, do your best to take him out as often as possible to greet other people and other dogs.

 

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Brenda

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