Best Practice Walking Your Senior Dogs

Shorter, more frequent walks

Young dogs can enjoy a nice, long walk to burn off energy, but older dogs don’t necessarily have to be exhausted from physical activity.

The goal of exercise for your older adult is to get the blood moving, the joints and muscles working, and the brain thinking. The walks should be short enough not to put too much strain on the body.

Shorter and more frequent walks instead of long walks will allow your older adult to rest and recover, and will likely help if he or she needs to use the bathroom more often as they get older.

The length of the walk may depend on your dog’s breed, size, and individual medical needs. So consult with your veterinarian to work out a good schedule for your dog.

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