Research has shown that medication, diets, and supplement as well as environment interventions can help aging dogs to improve their quality of life.
Some older dogs experience canine cognitive dysfunction with some brain changes that people experience with Alzheimer’s. Canine senior thinking is not as good as it once was. With normal aging , a lot of bodily processes slow down and don’t play as much. They tend to like the same things and thrive on a steady routine.
Don’t neglect stimulation and products that contain Omega-3 DHA. Research has proven to show that this supplement slows the mental deterioration of our seniors.
A lot of seniors suffer from osteoarthritis or obesity. Carrying too much weight adds stress to the joints and impede movement. Vision and hearing are also signs of aging.
Preventive care during the mature years goes a long way toward keeping seniors happier and healthier.