My Dod is very old and i have to leave...
February 6, 2007 5:47am CST
Anyone can tell me tricks to prolong a dogs life? My dog is 13 years old and i have to leave him for two years to work. And i am afraid he wont be there when i return could anyone tell me what to do? Thanks...
• United States
6 Feb 07
Hi there...to increase the longevity of our pets it's important to have them evaluated by a veterinarian annually to learn if their are any pre-existing conditions that need to be treated immediately. Good qualiyt diet is crucial for senior pets so find foods that are devoid of byproducts and high carbs (e.g corn, corn meal) because kidneys have a more difficult time processing grains fillers which are used to lower the cost of manufacturing of pet foods as well as bind the dry kibble together. Canned foods are easier to digest and helps the urinary/kidney function more optimally as well. Dry foods are responsible for making urine more allkaline because urine needs to be acidified in order to prevent urinary/kidney decline--like cranberry juice does for human bladders/kidneys.