Tips for Caring for Your Older Dog
* Be sure to get your older dog a check-up every sixe months. This will ensure that your dog remains in the best of health.
* Make sure your vet checks your older dog for: signs of heart disease, proper kidney and liver function, mammary and prostate gland changes, changes in vision and hearing, and decreased lung capacity.
* Change of diet – feed your older dog the best food available. It is a good idea to feed your older dog twice per day instead of just once. Keep in mind that as your dog ages, so does his metabolism, so a need for calories is decreased. Levels of protein and fat should be low, yet the food should contain a high amount of fiber as older dogs are prone to constipation. (It is also a good idea to make sure your dog drinks plenty of water.) Try a “Senior Dog” formula and ask your vet for help in