Senior Dogs

Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Senior Dogs

Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Genetics, nutrition, environment; all of these play a role in how fast your dog ages.

But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior?

It really depends on the individual dog. In general, giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs. A Great Dane is considered to be senior
by roughly 5-6 years old whereas a Chihuahua would likely only be middle-aged then, and probably not considered a senior until 10-11 years.
Large breed dogs fall somewhere in between. A Golden Retriever might be considered senior by 8-10 years of age.

The Power of Hemp Oil For Your Senior Dog

We know you’ve heard about it for humans – hemp oil, CBD oil, whatever it’s been called – but how much do you know about its benefits? The popularity of hemp is crossing over into the world of pets. Treats and supplements have proven to be a lifesaver for many senior dogs. Legal in NZ, CBD is a natural compound that’s safe, reliable and non-psychoactive—in other words, it’s not going to make your dog high.

Some pet parents may be hesitant to give their dog CBD oil, as it’s commonly associated with marijuana. But think of hemp of marijuana’s safe cousin. Many people have found success with CBD, especially when it comes to helping their older dogs combat the symptoms of aging. Here are a few ways CBD oil can benefit your senior dog in his golden years.

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