It is important to notice that senior dogs should not be feed as young dogs. Although dogs become adult, sometime pet owners do not adapt their diets.

Although the common desire is that our dogs remain always young and fast, we must consider that our faithful four-legged friends get old too and possible changes in their body and metabolism are unavoidable. For sure, our support in these changes can facilitate and improve the quality of diets and ensure them a healthy third age.

What are the main signals that reveal our dogs are getting old?

Generally, the speed of dog’s aging is directly proportional to its size. To give you an example, you can consider that medium/maxi dogs tend to get old faster than mini dogs. In the event that your dog suffers the symptoms below, we strongly recommend you to feed him with petfood aged dogs:

  • Lack of energy
  • Blindness and partial deafness
  • Metabolic slowdown by 10-20%
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration (the dog is more reluctant to drink)
  • Increase of fat mass because of drop in movement
  • Diabetes or obesity

The aforementioned symptoms can occur more likely some breeds than others. Please remember that it is always highly suggested to ask opinions at veterinarian.

In general, the transition phase from the adult to the mature age occur from 7 to 10 years. In particular, mini dogs get old later (around 10 years) than medium/large dogs. In fact they are considered aged when they are 7-8 years old.

Here some precious tips in order to prevent diseases or the arise of annoying symptoms:

Recommended quantity of nutrients

Generally, old dogs tend to eat less because of their digestive problems. In this specific case, it is recommended to be aware of their diet and to feed your dog three times a day.

When dogs are mature, constipation is a very common symptom. During this stage of life, it is recommended to hydrate your dog many times a day in order to facilitate the digestion process. Of course, the fiber contribution is always essential. Moreover, please consider that one of the most complicated aspect is the ability to guarantee the right mix of fibers, antioxidant elements that contain vitamin C and the right amount of proteins.

Naxos Mature has been formulated with the aim of solving these problems and ensuring a ready-to-use product. If you have a mini dog, we recommend you to choose our Naxos Mature Mini because of its specific formula that is also able to facilitate the chewing process.