Senior Dog Nutrition and Care

Senior dog care

The right nutrition for your golden oldie

Senior dog

As dogs age, their nutritional needs start to change. This selection of senior dog food has been specially developed with these requirements in mind, helping to care for your dog during their golden years. Choose from wet and dry food for elderly dogs, designed to support cognitive function and healthy bones and joints.

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  • Dry Food
  • Wet Food

The Right Nutrition for Senior Dogs

Promote the health and vitality of your four-legged friend even as they get older - with a menu that is tailored to their needs.

Ideally, senior-friendly dog food is:

  • nutritious
  • low calorie
  • easily digestible
  • high-quality

When Is Your Dog Considered "Senior"?

When your four-legged friend starts to turn gray and become more comfortable, he has reached retirement age.

When exactly your furry friend counts as a senior depends on the breed of dog - because small breeds of dogs often have a longer life expectancy than large breeds. The dog's teeth are one of the indicators of the dog's age.

With senior-friendly accessories, a lot of patience and understanding, you can make everyday life easier for your dog in this phase.

How Senior Dogs Change Physically and Mentally?

5 signs your dog is aging:

  • grey, shaggy or dull coat and hair loss
  • loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Joint and bone problems as a result of bone loss or arthrosis
  • decreased hearing, vision and smell
  • increased urination due to bladder weakness

If old dogs occasionally fail to follow commands, impaired hearing can be the cause. If, on the other hand, omissions occur more frequently, this could indicate dementia.

About 30 to 60 percent of dogs older than seven years show symptoms. Plan Alzheimer's therapy with the veterinarian as soon as possible after the symptoms appear. Dietary measures, medication and mental stimulation can slow down the disease.

  • Basic Equipment
  • Training & Education
  • DNA Tests
  • Physical & Mental Development

Top Brands for Senior Dogs:

Barking Heads
Lily's Kitchen
Natures Menu