Old Dogs + Young Dogs
Recipe for disaster? Not necessarily with some precautions.
Last monthâ€™s newsletter was about old dogs aging gracefully and contained some ideas for your old dog including comfort, exercise, and cognitive and behavioral challenges.
This month weâ€™re focusing on ensuring that older dogs are living full and happy lives â€“ especially if theyâ€™re living with younger, more rambunctious dogs. In our household, weâ€™ve got a 165 pound, three year old Great Dane living with our 55 pound, 14 year old Labrador. Size difference alone is enough to give any owner pause, but when the 55 pound dog is ancient in dog years, the concern escalates.
This monthâ€™s newsletter focuses on what you should be looking for if youâ€™ve got an significant age discrepancy in your household, as well as some easy changes you can make to ensure that both the older and younger dogsâ€™ needs are being met.