Providing your dog with
a happy old age
We followed the trajectory of the dog since we meet with him in a corner of the world. He walked in the search of a master, you offered and he accepts you with happiness. We were happy because a dog as him we only received affection and satisfactions, fidelity and gratitude.
But now the friend that has given us happiness and solidarity is aging; it will be necessary to take care of him and to watch over him with more attention than when it was young and strong. The period of gestation of a dog is brief; their life also. In general terms, a dog lives about twelve to thirteen years and difficultly it arrives at the age of fifteen although some races (like the type fox-terrier) they have reached the twenty years of age. Let us hope our friend can live many years. The dog arrives to the fullness of his strength among three to five years of age; in that moment it is totally developed and their strength and their intelligence reach the maximum. Then, around the seven or eight years, the decline begins. At that age it begins to look for tranquillity he sleeps more, in winter he prefers to stay protected in a corner of the house and he loses the resistance and the youth's aggressiveness. Then the white hair appears in their coat, it puts on weight, their view and their hearing is weaken, their functions lose regularity and he gets almost all the illnesses that affect the man in old age. Even in the afflictions that it suffers he resembles us.
So that the dog has a healthy age, it is necessary that his master has taken well care of it while it was young that has enjoyed the sun, the air, healthy foods, a good hygiene. So that the old dog stays in form, besides the regular foods and the orderly life, with walks and alternate rests, it will be necessary to watch over that he doesn't eat too much, to make it live in a healthy atmosphere, to increase his resistance to the pathogen germs, to dry it very well when it returns to house wet by the rain to reserve him a fresh place when the temperature surpasses the 30ª C. And should do some exercise, but not physical efforts.