A Clean Older Pit Bull Dog Is A Happy Pit Bull Dog
A Clean Older Pit Bull
Is A Happy Pit Bull Dog.
Nail trimming should be introduced to your Pit Bull dog from the time he is a puppy.
Start by handling the feet and nails daily and then begin by gently and carefully cutting the tips of the nails every week, taking care not to cut the nerve endings.
Give your Pit Bull dog a treat after each cutting session.
More than just brushing his coat, your older Pit Bull Dog needs a regular bath.
Start your bath training while he is still a puppy. Bring some treats into the tub to make bathing more enjoyable.
cleaning your dogs ears,
avoid using a cotton swab because they can irritate the skin and pack debris into the ear canal.
Do not use powder in the ear, which can cake, or hydrogen peroxide, which leaves the ear moist.
If you see a build-up of debris, clean it out by using an ear-cleaning product that is especially made for that purpose.
Older Pit Bulls normally have healthy eyes.
However, just like all dogs, they can suffer from eye problems that can rob them of their vision if left ignored.
Examine your dog’s eyes once in a while to check for any signs of abnormalities or discharge.
cleaning your dogs teeth once or twice per week
using child or dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste. If it is hard for you to brush his teeth, your vet can provide a cleansing solution that helps kill plaque-forming bacteria.
Taking care of the older Pit Bull Dog
While your Pit Bull may be healthy and active for a long time, one day you will look at him and be surprised to discover that his face has silvered and his gait has stiffened.
He tends to sleep longer and more soundly now than he did when he was younger.
You also notice that he is slower than he used to be.
Keep in mind that your Pit Bull has an average life expectancy of about 13 years, though many of them have reached old ages of 15 and 16.
Your Pit Bull dog still needs an active lifestyle in order for him to stay healthy. He can enjoy a full and vibrant life, as he gets older as long as you know what extra measures to take.
Keep him active without putting too much stress on his joints. Walking with him is an excellent exercise, but running may be a bit too much.
A great low-impact exercise
Swimming is as long as you keep him supervised
and he does not get too cold.
Because he is engaging in less physical activity and has a lower metabolic rate, he will require fewer calories than he used to.
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