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I happen to have two senior dogs. The time it just goes so fast. I remember one as a baby and the other as the 14 month old rescue with a marking problem. But they’ve grown and changed so much. I always want to be mindful of the fact that I want them to be healthy and happy as they age, just like myself and my husband. So today we’re going to take a look at what your senior dog needs to be healthy.
What does your senior dog need to stay healthy?
That’s my sweet Snowball. He’s 8 this month. He’s got a sweet disposition and for the most part no longer has accidents in the house. I worry about him as he ages. I know he’s not seeing as well as he used too. I want to do my part to make sure he ages well and has a good life for the rest of his years. Here’s a few of the things I’m doing to make sure he lives out his senior dog years well.
- Take them for regular vet visits. I take mine about twice a year. They get a check up and get their flea and tick meds. They monitor their weight and make sure they’re coat and teeth are healthy. It gives me piece of mind as a dog mom!
- Monitor their activity. I make sure my dogs get outside and play. I watch and check to see that they are still playing with their toys and their brother. I love to watch them just play. Snowball is my old man with a young soul. He loves to play with a ball, tear up a stuffed animal or just chill with his buddy Snickers. Snickers only chases a ball. He’s got a one track mind…ball.
- Make sure they’re eating good quality food. I like to make sure whatever I’m feeding them is good for them. So we’ve recently made the switch to Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality. I had my cat on a Hill’s Science Diet brand back in the 80’s when she was having tummy issues and it worked great for her. So when I started realizing that my babies are getting old I made the switch back to this one Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality. Let’s take a look at what Hill’s can offer us.
Age happens but we can help keep our senior dogs happy and healthy!
When we need to fight the problems with aging we need to get them their first senior check up. It’s recommended by vets at age 7. Then we can help them by making sure we feed them the NEW Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality. It was specifically developed to help our dogs with ongoing vitality, alertness, increased activity and help with their mobility as well. It is specially formulated with ingredients that help support brain function because of the anti-oxidents in it. It also contains phytonutrients and L-Carnitine which helps them with their ability to move. They also make sure to include things that boost their healthy immune system such as Vitamins C & E. They need food that is healthy and digestive system high quality. Something that is made with easy-to-digest ingredients and has great taste and promotes a luxurious coat with essential fatty acids. We want a food that helps their coat with increased shininess and softness. Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality is available in chicken recipe for dry in both original and small & toy breed varieties, and a tasty chicken stew in both large and small can sizes. Chicken stew just sounds delicious and if I want to eat it I know my dog will too. Am I right?
I don’t know about you but making sure my dogs are healthy as they lean into their senior years is so important to me. I love them and want what’s best for them. What do you do with your senior pet to ensure their health and happiness?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s® Science Diet® . The opinions and text are all mine.