Foods for older dogs are available that have an adjusted nutritional composition. Nutrients that boost immune function may be used and special attention is paid to make the food palatable and easy to chew.
Particular attention should be paid to body weight, as this can go up initially, but may reduce as a dog gets very old. Always consult your vet if you are worried about changes in your dog’s weight - especially as the dog ages.
For a healthy, happy pet you need to keep it at the right weight throughout its life. Being overweight, or indeed underweight, can lead to serious health risks. It is good to get in to the habit of checking your dog on regular basis. The Pet Size O-Meter is the perfect tool to do this. We recommend checking your dog every two weeks to increase their chances of living a long and healthy life.