Senior Pet Care
As time goes on, our health becomes more and more of a priority - whether it’s maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly or getting enough rest. The same is true for our fur babies, and it’s important that we provide them with the appropriate care that they need as they age.
Depending on breed and size, dogs and cats are typically considered seniors somewhere between age 7 to 13. As your pet ages, it’s important to make sure that you schedule regular trips to the veterinarian. Not only will this allow your veterinarian to properly assess any changes they may see in your pet, but it also increases the chance of early detection of diseases.
As your pet gets older, their nutritional needs will likely change and you should consult your veterinarian to make sure you are feeding your furry friend appropriately. From recipes that support hip, joint and heart health to those that help maintain a healthy weight, there’s a wide variety of pet food available that is specially formulated to support the nutritional needs of senior pets.
If you aren’t already doing so, brushing your pet’s teeth can help to improve and maintain their oral health as they get older. There are toothbrushes and toothpastes specially designed for pets which are available in a variety of drool-worthy flavours to help them enjoy having their teeth brushed! Be sure to never use human toothpaste as ingesting these products could be dangerous to your beloved companion.
Dental chews are another very easy way to help reduce plaque and tartar in your furry friend’s mouth. With a wide selection of dental chews available that are specially designed to promote oral health, there’s no shortage of tasty options to keep your pet feeling happy and their breath smelling fresh! Not only will your dog thank you for the delicious treat, but their teeth and gums will too!
Rest will become increasingly important as your pet ages, and there are beds designed to make sure your senior pal is as cozy and comfortable as possible! Featuring a “scooped” front design, Bowsers Scoop bed makes it easy for your four-legged family member to climb in and out of bed. Bowsers Donut bed features an oval ring that surrounds your pet, providing them with a sense of security so they can completely relax!
Exercise and Play
Although your pet may not be as active as they once were, regular exercise is still important to their overall health! Your dog may be a little slower while on a walk, or get tired after a shorter distance, but regular walks are still a great way to keep your pooch healthy and are a great opportunity to socialize with other dogs.
Play is just as important in keeping your older pet happy and healthy! Customized for an aging dog’s chewing and play needs, the KONG Senior dog toy is made with the unique KONG Senior rubber formula and is gentle and comfortable enough to satisfy your older dog’s instincts.
And can we talk about their adorable white faces!