Nutrition for older dogs
As your dog gets older, their nutritional requirements change.
Older animals may be less able to cope with nutrient excesses or deficiencies, or changes in nutrient intake and quality. It is important to select the right diet to help keep your dog healthy for as long as possible.
Senior diets, like Royal Canin Mature, aim to maintain body weight and prevent obesity, and contain added nutrients to help with problems associated with aging including:
- glucosamine and chondroitin to help manage arthritis
- antioxidants such as Vitamin E to eliminate free radicals that cause tissue damage
- omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
Your dog may also have a medical condition that could benefit from a specific veterinary diet.
Contact us or drop in for a chat about which diet is best for your senior dog.