The start of the year is a good place to enhance your pet care activities. A few minor changes can only benefit your dog’s health and strengthen your bond with your furry friend. And as your dog ages and become a senior pooch, you will need to be even more vigilant in take care of him.
A grown dog cannot survive on a diet for puppies nor is a young dog’s food suitable for older dogs. The dietary requirements of your dog strictly depend on a few variables such as his age, his level of activity and how fast or slow his metabolism is or how quickly his body absorbs all the nutrients.
Now that we have established that the start of the year can be a good time to make some alterations it is necessary that these changes apply to your entire canine routine. You can reduce the activities for a dog that is entering his senior year or increase the activity for a puppy that is growing up.
Resolutions are not just for humans, when you have fuzzy friends, making commitments to better their lives is also necessary. Also, your dog might also gain a few pounds during the holiday season. Obesity is as dangerous for your pet as it is for you, now that your dog has enjoyed a few extra treats during the holidays you need to make changes. You can start the year off with a healthier diet to shed those unwanted pounds. Weight gain can affect your dog’s energy levels quite a bit, especially if you have a senior pooch; it can become a serious issue. Starting the new year on a healthy note, after the festivities is a good idea.
Here are a few other reasons why food alterations are needed
Make sure that you are taking small steps towards a full dietary transition. Any sudden changes can be more detrimental than beneficial.