6 Easy Ways to Pamper a Senior Dog

6 Easy Ways to Pamper a Senior Dog

Is your dog approaching his golden years? While Fido will still be just as cute as ever as he grows older, he will slow down a bit. While a good diet, proper exercise, and regular veterinary care will all still be essential to your pet’s health and well-being, he may need some extra TLC as he ages. There are actually lots of little things you can do to keep your canine pal comfortable and happy, and keep that furry tail wagging. You’ll read about some great ways to pamper a senior dog in this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinary clinic, serving Louisville and the surrounding areas.

Elevated Dishes

Eating from dishes on the floor can be hard on Fido’s neck and spine. He may even have to splay his legs to eat. Consider getting some raised doggy dishes.

Bedding

Help your old buddy rest more comfortably by investing in a good, orthopedic doggy bed. There’s nothing cuter than a sleeping senior dog!

Pet Ramps

Your canine friend may have difficulty getting in and out of the car as he ages. Fido may also have a hard time climbing stairs, or even getting onto the sofa. Pet ramps or stairs will help him get around more easily.

Pawdicures

Overgrown nails can affect your dog’s gait, and can aggravate bone and joint problems, like arthritis and hip dysplasia. Make sure to keep Fido’s nails trimmed. If you’re nervous about doing it yourself, just call us to schedule a quick pawdicure.

Grooming

Brushing Fido regularly will not only help keep him looking adorable, it will also remove dead fur and dander from his coat. This will help him stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Doggy dental care is also very important. Ask your vet for advice on caring for your dog’s teeth.

TLC

Your canine buddy’s senior years are a special time. Enjoy this beautiful stage of your pet’s life, and pay lots of attention to him. You may find that you really enjoy the calm, sweet demeanor dogs tend to develop with age. To keep Fido’s tail wagging, offer lots of belly rubs, and help him out by scratching that itch he can’t quite reach.

Do you have questions about senior dog care? Call Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO veterinary hospital, serving Louisville and the surrounding areas!

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