Top 6 Tips for Caring for an Older Dog

As your dog gets older, there are a few things you can do to help keep them healthy and happy. Here are 6 tips from the American Kennel Club.


Older dogs may need a special diet to help maintain their weight and energy levels. Talk to your veterinarian about the best food for your dog.


Older dogs still need exercise, but it's important to adjust the intensity and duration of their workouts as they age.


Older dogs may need more frequent grooming, especially if their coat is getting thinner or they're developing arthritis.


Dental care is especially important for older dogs, as they're more likely to develop gum disease.

Dental Care

Older dogs may need to get updated vaccinations, especially if they're going to be around other dogs.


There are a number of things you can do to help prevent health problems in older dogs, such as keeping them at a healthy weight and exercising regularly.

Preventative Care

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