Thanks to advanced veterinary care, pets are able to live longer and healthier lives. However, it is important to know what age related conditions your pet may face and how to best care for them as they get older.
Increased veterinary care
As your pet gets older, they are going to need more veterinary care. Making sure that your pet receives semi-annual exams and lab work are more important than ever.
Mental Health Aging
As your pet gets older they can experience changes in behavior, such as less interaction with family and irritability. Increasing interaction with your pet will help keep them engaged and mentally active.
Your pet may not be as quick and strong as before, so it is important to adapt to your pet’s level of fitness so that they can get an appropriate amount of exercise in. Keeping a routine will help get your pet motivated and help them stay active.
Dental disease is quite common in older pets because it is gradual. Making sure your dog gets more frequent dental visits will help prevent a lot of pain, not just in their teeth and gums, but in their liver, kidneys, and heart.
As your pet gets older, their metabolism and body condition changes, so you will have to adjust your pets’ diet. Depending on your pet’s health conditions, you may have to increase their protein or decrease their caloric intake.
It is always important to consult with your veterinarian about how to best care for your aging pet. We here at Ibiyaya are committed to designing high-quality products that will make your pet’s life easier, their happiness and health is our top priority.