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My Dog is Getting Older, Now What?

April 1, 2018

 

 

This topic hits home for me. Like many of my readers, I have a senior dog. I know... I know... It is hard to admit, but Gabanna is now 11 years old. With old age, comes a lot of changes. Longer nap times, changes in diet, shorter play times, and health concerns.

 

It is vital that older dogs have nutritious diet and regular exercise to not only stay healthy but also happy.

 

With that being said, it is recommended that senior dogs stick to a more lean diet that is free of carbohydrates and processed food. It is better to stick more towards dog food and treats that are loaded with whole grains, fish, and fruits.

 

I actually changed Gabbana’s food to a more whole gain diet roughly three months ago. I found that after changing his food, he lost a little weight and he no longer has a skin allergy.

 

Not only did I change his diet, but I also added some minerals to his diets such as fish oil and coconut oil. This helps with maintaining healthy skin, hair, and joints.

 

Below is a list of healthy snacks and routines to help your senior dog live a healthy life

  • Apples

  • Coconut oil

  • Fish oil (or wild caught fish)

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Cranberries

  • Daily exercise of 30 or more minutes

  • Regular routine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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