Amy DePaoli: Hi! I am Amy DePaoli with Pet Valu. Today, I am going to talk to you about how to care for your senior dog. Larger dogs age sooner than smaller dogs. There isn't a certain age, where your dog becomes senior; it's really based on the individual activity level of your dog.
The benefits of feeding good quality food often appear later in life. One of the best insurances for good health later in life is proper body condition and feeding good quality foods early in life.
Exercise is an important part of your dog's daily routine. While his or her energy level may not be what it was, modify that exercise to a slower walk or a shorter walk, but make sure that you exercise your dog everyday and that's how to care for your senior pet.