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Myths about senior dogs

Here are some myths about senior dogs

1 They die very quickly.

It depends. If you adopt a hospice senior than you know their time is shortend. But what a gift to choose a hospice senior and enjoy their last days, weeks or months knowing they are being loved till their last breath.

But most senior dogs don't die a week after you adopt them.. although that is always a possiblity. But look at it in this way : when you adopt a senior dog you cherish him more because you know your time with them is limited.

2. Senior Dogs sleep a lot

Yes, they do. This will give you time to do your own thing.

I take my senior dog to the park and when he comes back he sleeps. It's a relief to know that when I am at work they are not destroying stuff, feeling loney, bark.. they sleep... and maybe snore a bit....

3. They are more expensive when they get sick

The best thing you can do when you have a senior dog is to schedule more vet check ups. Minor issues can become major problems more quickly, so I would suggest minimum twice a year.

4 Older dogs don't have fun

Whaaat ! Yes, some are lazy and don't prefer to walk, so buy them a stroller and you can still keep jogging or walking and they will love to join you..

When you are looking for a more energetic senior dog, the rescue shelter will gladly help you so you can make the right descision for your family.

There is a senior dog out there at the shelter for every person, waiting to meet you and hoping you will give him a home..

Open your home for a senior dog and they will steal your heart.


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Janet Daniel
Janet Daniel
13. Feb. 2023

Senior dogs can't learn new things: This is not true, as dogs of any age can learn new things with patience and consistency. In fact, training and mental stimulation can be especially beneficial for senior dogs to keep their minds active and engaged.

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