Who has a puppy is the happiest person in the world. He is little, you laugh at the things he does, you give him a lot of attention, but what happens when he gets old? What happens when the little dog becomes a little aggressive, when he wants to protect you, but he cannot, because he is a little old? When you want to go with him to do, some jogging and he cannot. In this situation, many families abandon their dog, because they think that he is not anymore good for their family, just because he is a little old. Old dogs are just like the old man, they need a special alimentation, a diet, a lot of care. We will give you some advice to help you take care of your adult dog.
The vets support the policy of the scientists, which says that to the dogs, 1 year of the people is seven to the dog. So, if your dog has two human years, has 14 dog years. When a dog becomes old, the visits to the vet must be frequently, for his own health. When a dog is old, the number of calories is lower, because he does not need the number, which a young dog needs, he does not have many activities, he wants to sleep and to eat, as much as he can. His alimentation is balanced, you can give him special food, which you can find to the pet shops, or if you prefer to give him food made in the house, you must avoid the fats and the carbohydrates because they can become a serious problem, the dog will win many pounds.
After the alimentation, the second problem, which appears, is the temperature. Now, he needs to be protected, he is more sensitive, so you must watch out the place where he sleeps, his body loses temperature. You must offer him a warm place, somewhere in the house. You must keep it away from the cold temperature, you must keep him away from the bad weather, when it rains, or if he is wet, you must dry him very fast, before if he gets a cold, this will be a big problem. It is very difficult to treat a dog or cat cold, especially when the dog is not anymore so young. Generally, a dog is old when he has 7-8 human years, which means 49-56 dog years. You must also know that the big dogs get old faster then the little dogs.
When you go to the vet, you must pay attention to the analysis. The vet will do a urine exam; an EKG analysis and he will examine his heart. He will also make a blood analysis, and he will look after some strange marks on his body, he will verify his fur and his eyes. If the vet notices something strange, he will give you some advice, he will explain you what is better to do. Normally, if he is sick, the costs will grow considerable, but if you love your pet, this will not be a problem.
Do not forget to go with your pet at least once a year to the vet or if you notice something strange, go as soon as you can, because it is better to go when he is just a little sick.