Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs

Top 4 nutrition tips for senior dogs


  1. Watch the weight
  • if you see change in weight, up or down, come see us.  It can signal thyroid issues, or cancer for instance.  
  • Excess weight makes it harder on their joints.
  1. Quality versus Quantity
  • Whole food like chicken not chicken meal should be on the nutrition label.
  • Make sure their are no fillers
  • There should be a good source of fiber
  1. Watch the Protein
  •   As your pet ages, you must lower their protein levels.
  • This takes the pressure off the kidneys to filter extra protein.
  • Add vegetables such as sweet potatoes and green beans.
  1. Antioxidants
  • Antioxidants help slow the aging process
  • They also help deter cell damage
  • These are dark leafy greens like kale and spinach
  • Eggs are also a great source
  • Vitamin A and E 
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