Just like humans, our dogs (and cats) age. They get gray hair, their vision and hearing diminish, they move a little slower and require more doctor visits. There are measures you can take, though, to help your dog sail into old age with ease.
"Taking an active role in your dog's health care can be a positive experience for both you and your pet," said Heidi Ganahl, CEO and founder of pet-services company Camp Bow Wow. She offers the following tips on caring for an aging dog.
4, Give your senior dog adequate exercise, adjusted to his abilities. Fifteen minutes of massaging and stretching every day will raise your dog's sense of well-being. Swimming and other low-impact activities are great for dogs with joint pain.