Senior Dog Activities

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Senior dogs need strengthening exercises to keep them flexible and healthy. They need activity for their mind and body to stay sharp and active. Low-impact activities are best for the senior dog.

Just like their owners, dogs age at different rates, with the larger breeds reaching their senior years earlier than small dogs. They also have a shorter life expectancy. A Great Dane can start showing signs of old age at the age of seven and have a life expectancy of nine to eleven years, whereas a mini poodle can still be happily doing agility at seven and expect to live another ten years. Both can experience hearing loss (usually ...

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