Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog’s needs and know how to care for them.
As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want to spend as much time playing fetch or walking outside as much as they used to. Because of this, pet owners should consider altering the dog’s diet. Because they are not exercising as much, the dog does not need as many calories as they used to. Veterinarians can recommend a geriatric diet to ensure that the dog receives all the necessary vitamins and nutrients it needs.
Dog owners should always make sure water is readily accessible for their aging dog. This is because older dogs are at a greater risk of dehydration. Older dogs are not able to move around the house as much or as quickly as they used to, so it’s important to make sure water is place in a convenient spot for them. Owners may even consider placing several water bowls throughout the house.
Owners should be aware and check their dogs regularly for any abnormalities, such as lumps or tumors. One way to do this is through regular grooming. Any abnormalities that are found should be brought to the attention of the veterinarian immediately.
Dental care should also be made a priority for aging dogs. Keeping dogs’ teeth clean and tartar-free will help prevent the development of medical problems like heart disease, which can sometimes be a byproduct of tooth decay.
As dogs age, they may develop arthritis which can make it difficult for them to move around. Dog owners should be prepared to help their dogs by picking them up and carrying them around the house, up the stairs or out of bed.
It can be difficult for owners to accept the aging process of their dogs, but it is important for them to take the steps to make sure their dog is comfortable throughout his golden years. To learn more, contact The Puppy Store by calling 516-415-2909 or visiting their website at http://www.thepuppystoresale.com/.
About the store:
The Puppy Store has been committed to providing healthy, adorable and happy puppies for families for more than 20 years. The Puppy Store offers the most diverse and extensive selection of puppies on Long Island, along with everything families will need to welcome the little joy home. With a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and puppies galore; The Puppy Store will meet all of a dog lover’s needs. For those looking to buy puppies in Long Island, their store offers a variety of puppies for sale. They have both small and large pure breeds and designer puppies to choose from. From puppies for sale to dog grooming and doggie daycare, The Puppy Store does it all.