How to Make an Old Dog Comfortable

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Believe it or not, it’s not much different than how you’d go about making an elderly person more comfortable. In this article, we’ll discuss the ailments your older dog is going through now, or headed toward and what we can do to help. Before we dive in, thanks for being here. If you’ve found this page it’s because you’re looking to make your older dog’s life a little better and that’s what we love to see at Senior Dog Days! Now let’s get on with exploring what’s going on with…

Is a 7 Year Old Dog a Senior?

is a 7 year old dog a senior

Wondering if your 7 year old dog is a senior? According to national averages regarding life expectancy of dogs based upon their breed size A 7 Year Old Giant Breed Dog is definitely a Senior Dog A 7 Year Old Large Breed Dog is definitely a Senior Dog A 7 Year Old Medium Breed Dog is usually a Senior Dog A 7 Year Old Small Breed Dog could be a Senior Dog A 7 Year Old Toy Breed Dog is very close to being a Senior Dog The 7 year…

What to Expect with an Aging Dog

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Most people know the obvious things when it comes to “What to Expect with an Aging Dog” because, let’s face it, we can draw more than a few parallels between the way our dogs age and how we humans age.  Our senior dog may start to lose her hearing, he may have bathroom accidents, she’ll get arthritis and have difficulty standing, his breath starts to smell….all of those things we know instinctively because we share these in common.  However, there are things you don’t know about an aging dog until…

What Do Senior Dogs Need

Chart Showing What do Senior Dogs Need

Taking care of a senior dog may seem scary, but rest assured knowing that millions of people have an aging dog in their home. Together, we help each other by sharing our experiences of living with our senior dogs. For a quick reference, you can refer to the chart below.  This senior dog chart answers the question: “what do senior dogs need” in an easy to understand format.  Feel free to print it out for your own personal, in home use. The best way to gain a better understanding of…

Why is My Senior Dog So Clingy? Top 5 Deep Dive

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There a few usual suspects for why your senior dog is so clingy or suddenly following you around.  In this article we’re going to explore the top 5 and help you get to the bottom of this new behavior. But first, to answer your question:   The #1 reason why your senior dog is so clingy is because they are trying to tell you something having to do with: Deteriorating Vision or Hearing Noises and Vibrations Heightened or Weakened Sense of Smell Separation Anxiety Change/Alliance To really get to the bottom of why your senior dog is so clingy,…

Dog Ageing Chart: What is Considered Old for a Dog?

is a 7 year old dog a senior

Whether you’re noticing a general change in your dog’s behavior or someone in passing innocently refers to your dog as a ‘good ol’ boy’ or ‘beautiful old girl,’ something has got you wondering: “what is considered old for a dog and is my dog a senior?” This article and the dog ageing chart (or aging if you prefer) will help you understand how old your dog really is and how quickly your dog is moving through her life and what you can do to make her as comfortable as possible…