As your dog reaches his or her senior age, nutritional needs will change once again. It’s more important than ever to provide your dog with balanced nutrition. They may also benefit from less calories due to a drop in metabolism. “Changes in metabolic rate cause fewer calories to be burned and more to be stored as fat. A recent study showed that mature dogs require 20 percent fewer calories in order to maintain the same weight as younger ones.” (AKC.com)
Note any changes in eating habits: as pets get older they may lose their appetite altogether. If you have any questions or concerns about your senior pet’s food, eating habits, or weight please let us know.