MATURE ADULT DOG CARE
The Right Food for Your Mature Adult Dog
As in humans, a dog's body and daily activity levels change with age. By altering the way you care for your older dog, you can maintain his optimum health into his golden years.
As your dog gets older, his nutritional needs change. Older dogs also have a greater risk of developing problems with their kidneys and heart. They may have special digestive needs, so a food with lower fat, phosphorus, protein and calories and with increased amounts of fiber is ideal.
Most breeds of dogs are considered mature by the time they are 7 years old. If you have a larger breed, you may need to change the way you care for him by the time he's 5 years old.