One of the sad realities of life that one finds hard to accept is that your furry bundle of joy is going to age faster than you. Older pets like dogs and cats require a little extra care, whether they have been new to your home or have been living for a long time.
Let’s have a look at the different ways in which you take care of your ageing pet:
Regular Grooming: Skin diseases are common in ageing dogs and cats. Lack of production of natural oils in skin is one of the main reasons why so many of our pets suffer from infections, dermatosis, ringworms etc. Regular brushing of your pet’s hair will help stimulate the skin to produce its own oily secretion. Also, talk to your vet about an Indian Veterinary Product that will help in moisturizing their skin to a large extent.
Age-appropriate diet: A diet rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals is something that will work well for ageing cats and dogs. Make sure you don’t feed them food that is loaded with carbohydrates. Too much consumption of carbs will cause lethargy and also make them obese.
Dental Care: According to Veterinary Drug Manufacturers in India, Most pets don’t get proper dental care during their adult life, calcium-rich foods should be regularly fed to them. Professional teeth cleaning twice or thrice every month should also work wonders for them.
Did you Know?
India is one of the largest Animal Medicine Manufacturing countries in the world.
Prevent infectious and parasitic diseases: According to Indian Federation of Animal Health Companies (INFAH), all dogs, regardless of age, need to be protected against parasites such as fleas, ticks, heartworms, etc. Timely vaccinations will prevent them from contracting any deadly skin disease.
Exercise is a Must: Regular exercise will help them maintain their body weight. You have to be patient with your ageing dogs; try and take them for light jogs, brisk walks etc.
Spend Time with Them: Ageing is a very normal thing, but sometimes it becomes extremely painful for the owner to see them go through all those changes. The least you can do is spend some quality play and cuddle time with them.