As your dog age, its nutritional demands will change, and you may want to consider another type of dry food to satisfy its specific nutritional needs.
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Around the age of seven, dogs start to age, and they all age differently. Although some dogs do not show any internal symptoms of aging your dog's activity level may start to decline, and its metabolism may begin to drop. Memory problems can potentially arise as the brain becomes less efficient in metabolizing glucose affecting memory, attentiveness, and trainability.
When choosing dog food for a senior dog, consider these crucial factors:
Lower fat levels and higher protein levels:
As your dog becomes older, it's important to keep an eye on its weight as excessive pounds can put a strain on his joints and cardiovascular system. If your dog is highly active, seek dog food that has low-fat content and high protein content to assist your dog to maintain lean muscle mass.
Botanical oils with added benefits:
Dog food can be enriched with botanical oils that will help them think more than they did before. Coconut oil and other plant-based oils help enhance alertness and mental sharpness.
Glucosamine and omega fatty acids:
Glucosamine and EPA, an Omega-3 fatty acid, can improve your dog's joint health and mobility, which may be a problem as he gets older.
Antioxidants support the maintenance of a healthy immune system, thus protecting your dog from outside threats.
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