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Older Dogs and Dog Treats

Older dogs appreciate dog treats just as much as puppies!

Celebrate with your old dog and bake a dog birthday cake. Because it is said that one year for a dog is about seven for a human, celebrate in dog years, although he really won't care how many candles you put on his dog cake.

A Sweet 16 party would be a beautiful celebration to hold for a dog who is turning that age. Create party invitations and invite your friends and their well-behaved dogs to share this special event with you.

Unfortunately, as dogs get old, just like humans, there are health concerns and risks. You may need to bake specific types of treats:

  • Diabetic dog treats - for a dog who has been diagnosed with diabetes and needs to limit his sugar and fat intake
  • Renal dog treats - for dogs who have failing kidneys. Make sure you aren't loading up on potassium-rich food substances.
  • Dogs with kidney stones - this malady is not limited to older dogs, but certain breeds are prone to develop stones due to genetics. It may not become apparent until the dog is older. Depending on whether the stones are struvite or calcium oxalate, certain food stuffs should be limited due to the effect they have on the urine ph which can foster these stones.
  • Dogs with pancreatitis are recommended a low fat, moderate fiber diet
  • Allergy free dog treats for dogs with allergies.

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    As dogs age, they tend to become less active...although owners of certain breeds may debate that statement! Their calorie requirements will be less, just like in humans. Try to give them dog treats that are low in calories and low in fat content.

    And if you know your dog is craving a certain treat that may be high in calories, give him a taste and leave some for later.

    Always check with your veterinarian if your dog has health issues and certain dietary needs before giving him any dog food or treats that you are not sure about.

Read more about senior dog treats.

As dogs age, they tend to become less active...although owners of certain breeds may debate that statement! Their calorie requirements will be less, just like in humans. Try to give them dog treats that are low in calories and low in fat content.

And if you know your dog is craving a certain treat that may be high in calories, give him a taste and leave some for later.

Always check with your veterinarian if your dog has health issues and certain dietary needs before giving him any dog food or treats that you are not sure about.

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