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Simple Health Tips for Senior Dogs

Simple Health Tips for Senior Dogs

We love our furry friends, young or old. As our pets get older, there is more responsibility put on us to look out for them and make sure they're as healthy as possible. To make things a little easier, we've put together a few simple health tips for senior dogs. 

1) Be extra aware of your senior pet and how they're feeling

Keep a super close eye on their weight, eyesight, and how they're generally feeling about certain things like movement. If anything changes suddenly or they're in pain, your local vet is always your first go-to.

2) Make getting around easy & accessible

As they get older, mobility might be increasingly limiting. Luckily, there are home accessories like our Steady Paws Pet Stairs to make getting around a little easier.

3) Give massages to alleviate muscle soreness and pain

If your pet suffers from stiffness, treating them to an occasional at-home massage could be a great idea.

4) Keep them active, but don't push them past their limits

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by keeping your furbaby active is always a good idea. Just don't push them over their limit; as they get older, your doggo probably won't be able to do things like back in their younger days.

5) Find your senior pet a comfy orthopedic bed for joints

We want our senior furry friends to be as comfy as can be. If your companion is experiencing joint pain, an orthopedic bed might be the best fit for them. We have a ton of FurHaven pet beds to choose from with orthopedic foam options. 

Always check with your veterinarian before trying anything new. FurHaven is not responsible or liable for any harm that comes to you or your pet from activities. 

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