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Walking your senior dog – how to move your dog properly

We just can’t stop it. At some point, our beloved four-legged friends get older. And walking with your senior changes, too. Feeling from one day to the next, they drop back when walking. The one or other movement is more difficult, your dog is tired faster and needs more sleep and longer recovery periods.

But what to do – your dog needs exercise, right? Walking with senior dog

Of course, a dog needs exercise. You can also see it in humans: older people who have been active all their lives and make sure to exercise regularly even in old age stay fit and agile longer and get sick less often. Walking with senior dog

The right exercise program for every age Walking with senior dog

It is completely normal that the body tires more quickly with advancing age and takes longer to regenerate. The performance of the cardiovascular system and also the performance of the musculoskeletal system decreases. The joints have one or the other arthrosis, the musculature becomes weaker.

If we now insist on a dog doing the same amount of exercise as an adult dog, we would be overtaxing it. His joints become overworked and aching, his muscles tense, and his heart has to work harder than it can. Your dog is exhausted and spent. Walking with senior dog

How to move my dog without overloading him – walking with your senior

We all know the saying “a rolling stone gathers no moss,” and I always preach that exercise is especially important as we age. And it is. However, the movement should be adapted to his age and state of health. You should also take your senior on varied walks that you adapt to his health condition.

It helps an older dog a lot if instead of two big walks a day, you take several shorter walks.
The continuous movement is good for your dog and the recovery periods after the walk are significantly shortened. In short, your dog exhausts less and can better manage his energy.

During the walks, always make sure that your dog does not get out of breath and he does not start ,lame or fall back. Walks should be finished before he shows signs of exhaustion.

Learn to watch your dog closely Walking senior dog

As our four-legged friend gets older, it is very important that we take a closer look at how he is feeling. And this can fluctuate weekly and sometimes even daily. Therefore, it makes sense that we ourselves become more flexible in arranging activities with our dog. Walking with senior dog
So it may be that one day he manages a walk of 30 minutes wonderfully and full of energy, the next day may be tired after only 15 minutes. We should accept that and not push him to do a regular certain workload. Then use the time for joint relaxation and occupation for the head.

It is not always easy to accept that our four-legged friend is getting older and can no longer be as active as he once was.
However, there are enough ways and possibilities to experience exciting and unforgettable moments even with a senior. We should enjoy these moments in our daily lives with our senior dog – because they are so precious. Walking with senior dog


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