It is inevitable that most of us will at some point have a senior dog. Even my puppy who is almost 2 will at some point (hopefully) be a senior pet. So it is best to start off right with some good health habits that can lead into the senior years being better and better.
Food is your number one asset. Feeding a high quality food can be key to longevity. Ask Dr. Flanders which food would be best for your puppy or any age dog. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right food including: age, health condition, breed and any diseases your pet suffers from.
Another factor is good health care. Just like it is recommended you have a physical once a year, we recommend the same for your pet. When you have a senior pet, it is important to visit bi-annually to help catch any problems early. Remember that your exam is free with your pet’s yearly vaccinations, so a second visit is just $40. Not a huge cost to make sure your pet stays in the best shape possible.