As your senior dog ages, there are a number of things to pay closer attention to so that you can be sure that your dog’s transition to the afterlife is as painless and happy as possible.

Potty time

Elderly dogs can have bathroom issues. Unfortunately senior doggy diapers aren’t the best answer to ensure your dog’s bathroom needs are met in his old age. Coupled with a high-fiber diet, supplements, and exercise, your dog should be in good shape to go to the bathroom like he always has: outside. But, as we know, the older a dog gets, the harder it is for her to make that trek all the way outside to her favorite spot. This is even more challenging if you’re anywhere with stairs or an elevator. To make it easier, consider Patio Pet Life’s farm fresh, hydroponically grown, lightweight pet grass that is biodegradable and can be delivered on the frequency of your choice! This artificial turf alternative is a lot safer than turf, and it will keep your elderly dog happy and healthy for years to come!

Aches and pains

Joints go bad. Breathing becomes more challenging. Nail clipping hurts. Breath gets worse and teeth start falling out. These are all common, normal, but jarring and saddening developments in any dog’s life. While it happens to them all, the important thing is to make the transition as comfortable as possible for your pup. Consider all the nutrition, exercise, and veterinary maintenance routines that you can to ensure your dog has the best twilight years possible. Keeping up on current medications, supplements, and trends in the dog healthcare industry is a great way to start. Treat your elderly dog like you treat elderly humans, and there’s a good chance you’ll have a rewarding experience.