There's so many reasons to adopt a Senior dog🐾
Senior dogs have had a chance to mellow out and, while they’re still ready and willing to head out on a hike or a romp in the park, they don’t have that rambunctious puppy energy that requires constant movement. For someone looking for a companion who likes to go for a nice stroll before hanging out quietly on the couch together, senior dogs are the perfect match!
Even so, they do still need movement. Some sort of activity — whether that's walking, playing tug-o-war or swimming — is an important part of a senior dog's health. "Regular, gentle and appropriate daily exercise helps keep an older dogs joints, ligaments and muscles strong and supple, improve blood flow, reduce pain and/or inflammation, boost his mood and improve his overall quality of life." Finding a dog that is already a perfect fit for your activity level is a key reward for adopting a senior dog.
Another bonus to the lower energy level and being done growing up is food requirements. Because older dogs tend to be less active than their puppy counterparts, they need less food. Whereas puppies might need 3 to 4 cups of food a day, a senior dog that isn’t all that active requires perhaps half that amount. (Of course, your vet will help answer questions like this one based on the specific dog, ie..breed too so be sure to ask.)
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