Who says old dogs can’t have fun? While your beloved pooch may be getting up there in doggy years, it can still be active and play.
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One of our readers asked: What exercises should I start out with an older dog? My dog is 12 years old and my other dog is 3 years old.
As dogs get older, their fur may gray. They become less mobile, and their senses are less acute. These are changes that naturally occur with age, in dogs as well as humans. However, if you've noticed that your senior dog seems to be confused, is acting distant, or has a dramatically altered personality, another issue may be afoot. Whether referred to as dementia or canine cognitive dysfunction, physical and chemical changes in the brain are the cause.
Did you know that a 16-year-old dog is the physical equivalent of a 99-year-old human?! Whether you have a senior dog, cat or other pet, expect some changes as they age.