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Exercise For Older Dogs
Do Older Dogs Still Need Exercise?
Yes, your dog need exercise daily, it will help them mentally has well as physically, keeping them active will help them to live a long and better life. If your dog is near the age of six , now is the great time to get him into a regular program of exercise.
Inside your aging dog, everything is slowing down , even their brain function,
this is why it is so very inportaint to start your aging dog exercising,
Even if it is only walking.
It is very easy to watch our dogs lie around sleeping. They look so happy and they are so peacefull. But exercises will do your dog more good in the long run and will help improve the quality of life in your dog.
Exercise will get the blood flowing and help to warm up those old joints. In addition, exercise helps your dogs bowel to work right so your dog won't get constipated, this is especially important in older dogs.If you alow your dog to just lay around all day their muscles will get weak and they will begain to have a hard time walking. that is why it is so very importaint to give you dog daily exercise.
Outdoor exercise is alwaye best when weather is sunny and warm, but never over walk your dog on a very hot day, or to when it is very cold, older dogs can get sick easier than when they were younger.
Exercises For Dogs
Start out slow at first by just walking your dog for 5 minutes a day and in a few week you can increase the time if your dog does well with his 5 minute walks. Spend more time keeping your dog active will benefit you both.
If your dog has joint pain you may want to help them by giving them.supplement for their joints and vitamin and mineral supplement may help to. Walking many not be a good exercise for your dog but swimming may be better because it is easier on their joints causing less pain.
Get you dog's favorite toy and get them to play with you, playing ball and even frisbee. Anything that will get your dog playing will be good exercise for them, the point is make it fun. Anything is better than just sleeping all the time. All this will help your dog to keep getting around on their own.
All these thing will help to give your dog a better, healthier and happier life and keep him active far into his old age years.