November is National Senior Pet Month and those of us with a longtime furry friend know just how rewarding it is to care for a dog for its entire lifetime.
But just because your dog is your baby doesn't mean that her nutritional needs are the same as when she was a puppy. When you're considering making the switch to a senior dog food formulation, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Small and toy-sized breeds no longer bear much resemblance to their wolf ancestors. Selective breeding throughout the world has given rise to an entire category of dogs that remain "puppy sized" their whole lives.
We love our dogs and we want to keep them around for a long time. Which means doing our best to keep them healthy: feeding them the best food, giving them enough exercise, and—of course—getting yearly shots to keep them free from disease.