It can break your heart to watch your dog struggling to do things he did with energy and verve only a few years ago. The pup who bounded onto the couch with one leap has suddenly started to do it in three careful stages. You can see a certain stiffness of movement. He doesn’t get up from his bed as quickly as he used to. He’s getting old.
Your bouncing, bounding bundle of furry joy is now getting on in years. Fortunately, due to better healthcare practices and improved nutrition, our furry friends are living far longer (and happier!) than they were just a few decades ago. Senior pet food that has been specifically developed may help alleviate some age-related problems. However, a one-size-fits-all approach may not work for all.
Puppies and kittens spring to mind when people think about enriching their lives with a pet. Their bountiful energy, their playful spirit, and their unwavering wonder at the new world around them are a joy to see. As delightful as that sounds, puppies and kittens are a lot of work. A lot. From house-training and chewing everything to crying and constant vigilance. A lot of work. Getting a senior pet means that someone has already done all of that hard work for you – all you have to do is reap the benefits! It’s paw-fect!
Caring for Senior Pets
Our furry companions need extra special care as they age, just like people do. They become more vulnerable to illness and injury and they may develop chronic conditions, like heart conditions or hip dysplasia, which require ongoing medical treatment or a special diet.