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Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog…

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Part 2: Why Play Is So Important For Your Older Dog!

When our old cocker spaniel, Cotton, got old, I noticed that he was less interested in his old toys and the games he used to love to play.  You may have noticed this with your old dog as well.  But you know what, if I got down on the floor with an old favorite toy and started up one of his favorite games, like tug of war, he was all of a sudden back to being a puppy!  He seemed energized and ready to play…and had a happy look on his face.

I think that sometimes we, as owners, are the ones to blame for them not playing.  They don’t initiate it, so we assume they aren’t interested.  But half the fun is having you involved in the play and your attention, especially if you are down on their level.

Studies have shown that dogs that don’t engage in a lot of play suffer from behavioral issues such as anxiety or aggression.  Less playtime can also lead to an increase in whining, jumping up, and not coming when called. Read More…

How To Keep Your Older Dog Happy And Feeling Good!

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Part 1:  The Importance of Your Older Dog’s Walk!

In the next series of blog posts, we will be discussing ways to keep your older dog feeling good and being happy!  Of course, we recommend using Get Up & Go Tablets as a first line of defence.

You can stock up on Get Up & Go tablets by calling 1800 33 88 22 or by ordering online at www.getupandgodog.com.au

But in addition to the tablets, there are other things that we can do to help our older friends.

As our beloved dogs age, it is so important for them to keep doing the things that “used” to make them happy! Read More…