Once your dog becomes older it is time to take some preventative steps in order for them remain healthy, happy and active. Have your vet examine your pet annually or more often, if necessary.
As in humans, keep your dogs weight within the proper or optimum range. An overweight dog has far more health problems such as joint problems, arthritis, diabetes and liver or kidney malfunctions. One of the best supplements for joint care is our ActivFlex All Natural Hip and Joint Supplement.
Feed your pet once a day or smaller amounts twice a day but remove the food if there is any left. This develops better eating habits. As with dogs of any age, make sure there is always fresh, cool water available.
If possible take your dog for a short walk daily. This helps the dog's blood circulation and provides some new sights and smells to stimulate them and it gives you quality time to spend with your pet. He may be older but still curious.
You may need to switch from dry food to a moist or canned food as your dog ages. His teeth may not be able to handle the hardness of dry kibbles. Looking after your older dog and taking him to the vet regularly helps keep your dog healthy and happy longer.
As you can see, caring for your older dog can be very easily done with the correct tools. You can get your dog supplement here.