When is a Bulldog a Senior?
Senior dogs have different care
requirements than those of a younger dog
This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone
But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?
When is a dog technically ‘old’?
It really depends on the individual dog
When a dog is considered old depends on factors
such as the breed and genetics of each individual dog
In general, larger breeds age more rapidly ,starting from age 6
than smaller breeds, starting from age 8 to 9
With Bulldogs I consider them senior
from 7 or 8 years old
What are some of the things
to expect as your dog ages?
Your dog may develop arthritis or other
degenerative diseases that cause him to slow down
He may not be able to walk as far or play as long
or have difficulty getting into and out of the car
He may tire more easily or have difficulty getting up
or finding a comfortable position to sleep in
Without proper care, dental disease can pose a problem,
particularly for older pets …