What you need to know by the time your dog enters old age.
Dogs are animals that go through three essential stages in their lives: puppies, adults, and seniors. This last stage comes full of both physical and emotional changes, dogs begin to have less energy, are susceptible to diseases, require more care and specialized nutrition.
When does this transformation begin?
The Senior stage appears depending on the breed and size of the dog, usually between 8 and 10 years of age the changes are noticeable. Gray hair is a sign of the beginning of this stage and is sometimes accompanied by small clouds in the eyes. In addition, they become more dependent on you, they ask for more love and attention because they begin to feel disoriented.
How should I care for a Senior dog?
Seniors require different special care that, although not complicated, must be constant:
Visit the vet frequently, at least every 6 months for general checkups.
The exercise is basic, doing it at least 3 times a week will make them have strong joints and in condition.
Do affective exercises.
Furnishing the space where he is used to spending time with blankets and pillows will make him feel comfortable and secure.
Feed him specialized food for Senior, it’s something his body will thank you for.
Give him lots of patience and avoid yelling or scolding him.
Why is a special diet so important?
At this stage, dogs have a greater nutrient requirement in order to maintain energy and thus allow them to live a more fully old age. We must bear in mind that these dogs need food made especially for them, such as the Full Trust Senior line, with a Full Balance system, a unique system on the market that provides the 6 main benefits they need at this stage:
Maintenance of the musculoskeletal system, intestinal health, optimal brain function, oral health, healthy joints and delayed cellular aging thanks to the ingredients and nutrients it contains. Feeding them correctly can prolong their quality and quantity of life.
On average, dogs can live from 15 to 18 years and they deserve to be able to enjoy their last moments fully and happily. With adequate nutrition and constant activity they can achieve it. Having your life partner longer depends on you