Caring For Senior Dogs. Things You Must Change As Your Dog Gets Older!

Caring For Senior Dogs. Things You Must Change As Your Dog Gets Older!

Caring For Senior Dogs. Things You Must Change As Your Dog Gets Older!

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Senior and aging dogs require different levels of care than a puppy or adult dog.

Depending on the breed of dog you have they are considered seniors at different times.

Large breed dogs are considered seniors at 7 years old, medium breed dogs at 8-10 years old, and small breed dogs 10 – 11 years old.

It’s important to know what to look for and what to expect as far as your dogs behavior and health as they get older.

In this video I will cover everything you need to know about caring for your dog as he gets older.

45 Comments

  1. My dog is a greatdane, is 9 yrs old, his back legs are getting weaker, anybody know how to make his legs more strengthy?

  2. My 16 yr old, Papillion is definitely having issues with going to the bathroom in the house and has dementia. Last year, she developed Vestibular Syndrome and that was two months of hand feeding her every meal and having to hold her up to steady her when we took her out to go to the bathroom. It’s been a very difficult couple of years. We will have to go out of town for a wedding but don’t know how to handle that, given that we can’t take her with us. is it okay to leave her with the vet for that period of time?

  3. Every day in my prayers I pray and beg God to take me, my mom, and two dogs at the same time. When I see my dog tired because he’s older I feel my soul drop into my stomach. I’m on drug addiction medicine which numbs my mind. If I lost my mom and two dogs I wouldn’t want to be here anymore.i want us to be buried together. I hope God doesn’t leave me here alone.

  4. Ugh. My puppers has officially reached her golden years. I’m so sad about it. I miss seeing her run around and full of youth. She is very slow now and I notice these symptoms that you’ve mentioned. But shell always be my puppers

  5. Thanks for this. Very reassuring. Our dog is 17 and still v perky but started to wet the kitchen floor. She doesn’t seem to know she’s done it. She’s also forgotten when she’s eaten and gone deaf.

    Great video.

  6. Kudos for the Video! Excuse me for chiming in, I would love your thoughts. Have you heard the talk about – Nonadison Ageing Abscissa (search on google)? It is a great one of a kind product for caring for your ageing dog minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 after a lifetime of fighting got astronomical results with it.

  7. Man my dog just turn 9 years old and I’m tryna change the walks and how many distance we I’m tryna banned him off couchs I try give him 30 minutes or 40 minutes walks only now

  8. I’m 15. My old girl is 16 and has just started wetting the bed when she sleeps (or is laying down and doesn’t want to get up). She definitely has dementia. I let her lay on her bed on my bed because she likes to be with me. It’s a sad thing, but she’s been getting old.

  9. I have a mixed Minature Pincher who just turned 16 and everything you talked about hit on everything she is experiencing. I have changed our routine to acommidate the problems she is now dealing with. I will do whatever I need to to keep her life as good a quality as I can. I would do the same with an aging person. Love is all you need.

  10. Thank you so much for this vid, it has been hard to find good information and explanations about older dogs.

  11. My baby Yoshi is eleven years old and acts like he’s still 5! He never changes, he only sleeps a bit more. The vet said he’s the healthiest eleven year old dog she’s ever met! He is still extremely patient, such a amazing dog.

  12. I have a Rottweiler he turns 6 in October but still very fit but do you feed you dog any fish oils or supplements for there age ?

  13. I recently realized that I might have to change too since my dog is almost 14 years now. He is still active and funny, but tooday was the first time he actively nagged me to pick him up and bring him downstairs and after that carry him back up :/
    I can’t have him run free on walks anymore since he will turn at some point and speed home D:

  14. We kept the dog my grandma had, she has 15 years old. Today I noticed that she started losing weight and yes she peed and pooped in the house 2 times. I’m gonna take her to the vet again tomorrow. :c I’m worried. Maybe I should change her food and put some supplements. Thanks a lot for your tips!

  15. I have 2 dogs over 16 years old. One of them just died, it was going deaf and blind and it fell into the pond and died…im so sad. That is why im here. I have one dog left that keeps whimpering and yelling. I think because he knows she died… so im spending more time with him. Im looking for toys and games for elderly dogs.

  16. Lovely Video clip! Excuse me for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you considered – Nonadison Ageing Abscissa (google it)? It is a great one off guide for caring for your ageing dog without the hard work. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my best friend Jordan finally got excellent results with it.

  17. My dog is 15 years now and has cataract as well as kidney issues so he pee a lot and poops at 12 or 1 in the morning. Bumps into things and if he gets stuck just starts to bark a lot. He joints are also weak from previous accidents in his young days which affects him more now. He can’t lift his hind leg when he pees and he definitely walks in his pee and poo a lot, so lots of cleaning. He has a skin condition so he can’t stay in the sun too long or his skin will get irritated and he will start pulling out his hair.
    He’s at that stage where we are just trying to make his life as blissful as possible. If theres any diapers you guys could recommend that would be nice.

  18. My dog is named Charlie and he is 15 years old now he can barely walk with his back legs and is infested with fleas. We put flea medicine but they are still biting

  19. A nutrient-rich diet for dogs enables peak body and brain performance.
    Certain vitamins such as thiamine are essential for maintaining healthy brain cells. Antioxidants in many vegetables and whole foods can help prevent brain cell damage … caused by normal metabolism. 
    Dogs naturally develop ALD and cognitive dysfunction as they age. Researchers have chosen dogs to test many antioxidants and vitamins. And these are now recommended for humans. So far we know that:

    An antioxidant rich diet improves and maintains cognition and reduces ALD in dogs.

    Curcumin (a compound in turmeric) in aged dogs helps prevent ALD.

    Green tea extract may decrease age related cognitive decline. I recommend using it with caution at no more than 200mg per 2 lbs body weight per day. Give after food to avoid gastrointestinal or liver problems.

    Resveratrol, an antioxidant in grapes and nuts, helps prevent problems associated with chronic stress

    Caution: grapes are toxic to dogs. Feed berries like cranberries, blueberries or mulberries for a dog-friendly source of resveratrol. If giving nuts, avoid walnuts and macadamias for dogs. 
    Thiamine has been found to reverse aggression in adolescent humans who are thiamine deficient.
    When you feed a home prepared diet, make sure it contains plenty of sources of antioxidants. Consider including a wide variety of colorful vegetables in your dog’s diet … and adding fresh turmeric root or a turmeric supplement. Vegetables should be puréed for digestibility.

  20. This video is right on the money. We are having potty training issues with our 14 year old cocker. She forgot how to use her dog door while we lived in a stairwell in Europe for two years. This week has been especially bad with the poo. We put a baby gate area on the dog door and have been trying to relearn. I’m not holding my breath though.

  21. beagle lab, grew up with me literally a few months younger than me but he is 15, he’s old as shit, can’t really hear at all, he has a tumor in there but we already got the medications and got it removed like years ago, he is old man but we love hom

  22. This is something I am dealing with right now. I have an 11 year old GSD. He was really my life, I’d kayak with him, skateboard with him…etc. but now he is pretty bad, he almost attacked my brother, he didn’t recognize him at all and my brother is autistic, so he didn’t even understand the dog was dangerous. He’s also going blind, and dealing with new skin issues. Its pretty heartbreaking for me to see him like this.

  23. Lovely Video! Excuse me for chiming in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you considered – Nonadison Ageing Abscissa (just google it)? It is an awesome exclusive product for caring for your ageing dog minus the normal expense. Ive heard some decent things about it and my close friend Aubrey after many years got great success with it.

  24. My older dogs are still very sharp. My beagle Arnold is 9 years old and gets around like he always did. But my dog Bigfoot is a pit bull and I have to help him up the steps but his mind is still sharp and he is very alert

  25. I’m flooded with emotion right now. For years life threw so many curve balls at me, and she was along for the ride and adapted so well. Now I find myself overwhelmed with guilt about her treatment and my attitude last few years knowing that I was not adapting to her needs as she got older. I know how cranky I am when I don’t get good sleep or my back is hurting and my neck stiffens up and how easily I snap at people it’s no wonder she snapped at my kitten today. Things were tough after hurricane I was not able to give her the CBD she usually takes, walks have been infrequent with all the rain and debris, and kitten was rescued so he initially had a ton of my attention for the last 4 months. I am looking to get her acupuncture this week. Anything that I do for myself to help with pain irritability etc I need to do for her. Hearing you talk about dementia I think fits the bill lately I have been so challenged and using poor language and really ugly expletives like I’m gonna pull my hair out or shouting this is driving me crazy because it’s like she just "didn’t care" to listen anymore but thats my ego. Im ashamed. I’m working to be better.

  26. i have a labrador that is 15 years and 5 months old she is werry weak and takes a medicine every day i hope she gets better

  27. Thank you for the great video.I have a senior dor, a Husky-Mix.He is now 11 years old and has arthritis. He gets painkillers and I additionally put some herbs and supplements into his food that are vet approved and can only help him. Fortunately I haven’t yet noticed any drastic changes in his vision or hearing and he still seems to remember everything, but is tolerance for New Years Eve fireworks is basically gone now. He just can’t deal with that. Otherwise he is the best and hopefully will have a few more years of a joyful life. He’s got cancer though.

  28. I have a 14 year old shihtzu with a few of these symptoms… My poor girl doesn’t know when she needs to defecate and it will just fall out of her at random moments now. Peeing is starting to be hard for her and I was wondering what you thought about diapers… I can take care of her during the day but at night I’m not quick enough anymore on getting her outside. Is this a good idea for a dog her age?

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