April 9, 2015
Being a pet owner means you are taking on the responsibility for the care and well-being of your pet for their entire lifetime. While it’s often hard to watch them age, a recent article, 7 things your senior dog would like to tell you, on Mother Nature Network provides some great advice on how you can best care for your pet during their senior years.
If your senior dog could talk, here are a few things he or she would most likely tell you.
- ‘I can’t see as well anymore. I can’t hear as well either.’
- ‘I am a little more anxious now.’
- ‘I get cold more easily now.’
- ‘I can’t move as well as I used to because my joints hurt.’
- ‘I may have the same appetite, but I can’t burn calories like I used to’
- ‘I get confused sometimes and may forget some of our old rules.’
- ‘I need a little extra care in grooming these days.
Owning a senior dog is one of the most fulfilling opportunities you will have in your lifetime. Be sure to take the time to understand these changes as they age and adjust accordingly to provide a happy life during those special twilight years.