We are the proud parents of two dachshunds – Gary and Patrick. Gary is our “senior wiener” and will be having his ninth birthday later this month.
While he enjoys the game of fetch from time-to-time, some times getting him to go on a long walk can be like dragging a mule. He’d rather rest in his bed and watch the world go by. As a result, over the past few years he has almost become as round as he is long.
I stumbled across this article that covers the importance of exercise in older dogs. Like humans, exercise in elderly dogs can help maintain body weight, prevent osteoarthritis, relieve stress on the heart and joints, and improve mental health.
Check it out. These are some easy ways to keep our best friends around as long as possible.