I’m Worried About Losing My Older Dog Senior Dog Revolution-Show Notes In episode 17 of the podcast, I discuss the...Read More
There was a time when stairs used to be so easy for our old dogs.
1) Are they at their ideal weight? Make sure your dog is at its ideal weight. Not a few lbs above it. And make sure your pet is getting consistent exercise DAILY (so walks, running in the backyard does NOT count). Even an extra few pounds can impact our senior’s ability to navigate stairs and jumps.
2) How is their muscling? As our dogs get older, they often start losing muscle mass. What are you doing to counter that process? One of the main ways we can help them is by having them on a consistent exercise regime. So, are you getting your senior dog out daily for walks? If they can tolerate it, try incorporating hills to build muscle! So do you have your dog getting consistent exercise daily?
4) Get them to the vet. Lastly, get them to the vet and find out if any medications to help keep them comfortable!
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