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3Tips to HelpYour Old Dog Feel Young Again
Plan a newmenu. Most senior pets are less active, so we don’t need as many calories as younger pups or kittens. Giving an older pet high-calorie meals that they don’t work off can result in sudden weight gain, which may lead to other health problems. Talk to your veterinarian about what senior food will best suit your pet’s nutritional needs.
It’s just Izzy this month. I want to talk about something that pup Emma doesn’t knowmuch about: getting old. I’m almost 10 years old in human years! According to the American Kennel Club, that puts me around 56 in dog years. I’m here to say that just because dogs and cats get older doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop playing. In fact, with a little help from our humans, most old dogs can still keep up with the youngest pups. Rethink your interior decorating. Humans and pets alike can experience bone and joint problems as they age. My hips aren’t what they used to be! Consider making a few small changes to help your older pets live comfortably, such as: • Avoid moving your furniture around. Pets who lose their sight can have a harder time getting around if the couch is suddenly in a new place. • Put night lights in the hallways to help your pet see better in the dark. • Elevate food and water dishes to reduce strain on your pet's neck. • Lay rugs on hardwood floors so your pets have proper traction.
Keep playing! Just because senior dogs or cats don’t play as much as they used to doesn’t mean we don’t want to play at all. In fact, regular exercise and playtime is important to keep our bodies healthy and improve our mood! Remember to keep things in moderation; too much vigorous exercise can also cause problems. I can’t say I’m happy to get older, but I know I still have plenty of games of fetch left in me. I hope these tips help you keep playing with your senior pets for a long time, too! Izzy
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