-Slower, shorter, and more frequent walks with more time allowed for scenting. For most older dogs, exercise is still a great option to prevent muscle atrophy, even if they can’t go as far as they used to. Shorter, more frequent walks can be very beneficial to a dog, not only physically, but mentally as well. For dogs that struggle to complete a short walk comfortably, a little support can go a long way.
Low impact playtime activities like foraging. Hide little treats for your dog to find. Choose treats with a strong, delicious smell so they’re easier to find for dogs with failing eyesight.
-Utilize runners to make floors less slippery, and ramps and stairs to help your dog access the bed or the couch. Dean Flooring’s attractive, non-slip carpet stair treads, runners, and rugs give older dogs much need traction.
Help your dog in and out of the car. A ramp designed to help dogs in and out of vehicles can be a godsend for both you and your dog.
-Shorter bouts of play. Be sure younger dogs aren’t allowed to pester old dogs to play when they don’t feel like it.