November is Senior Pet Month! Here are 5 things to keep in mind to take good care of your senior pets:
- Senior Nutrition– Senior pets have different nutritional needs. Make sure you give them the right nutrition to help them live longer, happier lives.
- Maintain Healthy Weight– With less exercise and a slower metabolism, older pets can put on weight quickly. Make sure your pet maintains a healthy weight to avoid exacerbating existing health problems, or worse, creating new ones.
- Get Enough Exercise– Older pets (like humans) can become lazy in their later years. It’s up to you to get your pet to play and go for walks. Even if it’s not as vigorous as when they were young, exercise will help keep your pet’s mind and body healthy.
- Regular Check Ups– It’s very important to take your pet to the vet for regular check-ups, but especially when they are older. Some health issues can worsen quickly if you don’t spot them early. Don’t take any chances, take your pet to the vet regularly.
- Dental Care– Dental care is often overlooked but it’s an important way to keep your pet healthy. Your pet’s teeth will start to deteriorate with time, accumulating bacteria more easily which could potentially lead to other health issues.