Your senior dog still needs physical and mental exercise to keep him happy and healthy. Adjust your pet’s activity level to shorter walks or slow jogs, shorter play sessions and gentler terrain. Sand, tall grass and uneven ground may be exhausting to your senior dog. Swimming is wonderful exercise and a lot of fun for dogs of all ages. Older dogs especially benefit from the low-impact nature of swimming. It’s an easy way for an older dog with weaker joints and muscles to stay active. They can build strength and conditioning without overstressing their bodies. Exercise will help your senior pet maintain a healthy weight (preventing many ailments), stave off the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis and help him retain his mental sharpness.
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