Exercising Senior Dogs


Senior dogs benefit from having regular physical activity that is appropriate for their age and health condition. As they slow down with age, their inflamed joints can make moving painful and difficult. These dogs need to engage in less strenuous activities.

Senior dogs can become more anxious and jittery as their vital senses start to deteriorate. They can become wary of anything strange or unfamiliar. Thus, it’s a good idea to take familiar routes when going on outdoor excursions with your senior pooch so he will feel comfortable and secure.

A short walk around the block would already be enough for your aging pooch. Remember that senior dogs don’t have as much energy as when they were younger. But being outdoors can do your pet a world of good. Even with their deteriorating senses, they can still enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds outside the home, while deriving physical and mental stimulation.

Senior dogs need to be taken on more visits to your Jacksonville Beach, FL vet clinic for health checks and monitoring of existing health issues or response to certain treatment regimens.

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