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Senior dog

First of all we'd better define what we mean by a senior dog. We humans tend to think of ourselves as Senior Citizens when we get to the age of 60-65 years, even though the joints may start creaking a few years before this!

The 'one human year equals seven dog years' rule is an easy way to calculate and relate to your dog's age, but doesn't necessarily apply to all breeds. Large breed dogs (i.e. Great Danes) are considered a senior at 6 or 7 years of age, whereas small breeds (i.e. toy poodle), aren't considered a senior citizen until they reach into the teens of years.

Basically, if your dog is 7 years or older, you ought to be considering him or her to be at least middle aged if not senior and therefore need to consider how best to care and feed them. This is because, like humans, requirements for exercise and nutrition change with age, and there may be a case for including a food with added 'extras' for joint care.

As your dog reaches his senior years, remember these tips:

Minimise stress and change.

Avoid big moves or changes in your dog's schedule. If you must disrupt a routine, give your dog some added attention to ease the adjustment. Regular exercise.

Taking your dog for two 15-minute walks each day helps maintain muscle tone, enhance circulation, promote digestion and prevent weight gain. Smaller, more frequent meals.

Instead of one large portion a day, try two or three smaller meals, which also will help increase your dog's metabolism, burn calories and provide all of the needed nourishment.

Routine veterinary checkups and immunizations.

Regular dental care and thorough physicals will help you identify subtle changes in your dog's health. At home, take a few minutes each month to closely examine your dog for any irregularities such as odd-shaped bumps or lumps. If you do discover something unusual and it seems to be growing rapidly, call your veterinarian. Early detection and preventive treatment can go a long way toward extending life expectancy. Nutrition.

In general, dogs of seven years and older start taking life a bit easier and, as a result, their nutritional needs begin to change once more. With large breeds, this change will take place at around six years of age Senior dogs are less active and have a slower metabolism, so can be even more prone to gaining weight. Equally as they reach their geriatric years, illness and blunting of the senses of taste and smell mean it can be hard to maintain a good body condition.

In their senior years dogs need a high quality, palatable diet with easy to digest protein, lower calorie levels and a careful balance of other essential nutrients.

JB Senior and light
Description
- Balanced complete nutrition – correct levels of protein, fat, minerals and vitamins to support the dietary needs of the older dog
- Lower in calories – ideal for older dogs and for weight control.
- Helps support healthy joints.
Ingredients
- Rice (33%), fish meal (20%), barley, poultry fat, beet pulp, peas, brewers yeast, yucca, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, minerals and vitamins.
Analysis
- Protein 20%, Oil 7.5%, Fibre 3%, Ash 5%: Kibble size: 11x11mm
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JB Naturals Senior
Description
- Hypoallergenic - ideal for dogs with a delicate digestion
- Added Glucosamine, Methylsuphonylmethane (MSM) and Chondriotin Suphate to help promote joint repair and mobility
- With L-Carnitine which may help to burn fat and maintain lean muscle mass.
Ingredients
- Rice, Oats, Turkey Meal, Beet Pulp, Freshly Prepared Turkey, Whole Linseed, Turkey Gravy, Turkey Fat, Alfalfa, Minerals, Vitamins, Natural Seaweed, Omega 3 Supplement, Chicory Extract, Monosodium Phosphate, Yucca Extract, Dandelion, Glucosamine, Methylsulfonylmethane, Chondroitin Sulphate
Analysis
- Protein 21%, Oil 10%, Fibre 4%, Ash 7% : Kibble size: 12x11mm
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JB Grain Free Senior Trout
Description
- Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulphate & MSM – To help promote joint repair and mobility in the aging pet!
- 50% Trout & Salmon – Rich in amino acids, vitamins & minerals. Fish is a delicious source of low fat protein that your pet will love!
- Minimum 26% Freshly Prepared Trout – A natural, traditionally sourced and highly digestible protein source.
Ingredients
- Trout & Salmon 50% (including 30% Freshly Prepared Trout, 11% Dried Salmon, 4% Freshly Prepared Salmon, 3% Salmon Oil, 2% Salmon Stock), Sweet Potato, Potato, Peas, Beet Pulp, Pea Protein, Linseed, Potato Protein, Minerals, Vitamins, Vegetable Stock, Asparagus, Glucosamine (170 mg/kg), Methylsulfonylmethane (170 mg/kg), Chondroitin Sulphate (125 mg/kg), FOS (92 mg/kg), MOS (23 mg/kg).
Analysis
- Protein 26%, Oil 8%, Fibre 4%, Calcium 1.3%, Phosphorus 0.9%: Kibble size 5x14mm
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