What is Essential to My Dog’s Health?
All dogs need food, water, and shelter, but they also need so much more than that. Some of the most essential aspects of your dog’s health care include:
- Annual wellness visits with their vet, which include a physical exam, blood work, and possible vaccinations
- Learning house skills and good behaviors
- Routine dental care and dental exams
- A balanced, age-appropriate diet (this will change as your pet gets older)
- Coat brushing and nail trims
- Daily exercise and play time for physical and mental enrichment
- A structured schedule for feeding, potty breaks, activity, and downtime
- Parasite prevention to protect against heartworms, fleas, and ticks (and other pests)
Senior Dog Wellness
When your dog reaches their senior life stage, they will need to see their vet more frequently for checkups. Senior pets are more at risk for conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Vision/hearing loss
It’s important that we help you keep your senior dog as comfortable as possible in their daily life. That includes being able to move around your home without difficulty and enjoy regular, low-impact exercise. They will also require a diet that is unique to their age group, as senior dogs do not have the same nutrition needs as adult dogs and puppies.
If you have any questions about how to improve your senior dog’s quality of life, contact us today at (248) 524-0500 .