West Ballantyne Animal Hospital offers Charlotte dog care to hundreds of families in the area. We love seeing happy, healthy senior dogs in our practice who have had a lifetime of love and care! If you have a senior dog in your home, here are three things you can do to help your senior thrive:
- Keep them active. Senior dogs may not be able to do the same things they did as puppies, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to come to an end. Taking your senior for a daily walk, even if it is a short distance, can help keep their joints lubricated and moving freely. It can also help prevent injuries in the future.
- Stimulate their minds. Your senior dog may want more time to rest as they get older, but don’t let them sleep their days away. Along with their daily walks, keep their minds active. That might mean teaching your old dog a new trick or giving them a puzzle ball to solve for a special treat.
- Bring them in for regular check ups. Our Charlotte dog care team high recommends you bring your senior dog in at least once a year for a comprehensive check-up. This helps us identify small issues that could become big problems later on, giving your senior pet the best chance at a long and happy life.
We offer services specially designed for your senior dog in our Charlotte office. You can make an appointment with our Charlotte dog care team today by calling 980-938-8136 or using the form on our website today.