40 Pictures Showing Senior Dogs Have Not Lost their Cuteness at all!

It is common knowledge that any creature that is born and lives long enough will eventually grow old. This reality is inevitable for our doggie friends too. Dogs are considered seniors at around 10 years. That is when you will notice their muzzle starting to turn grey.

Dogs grow fast. According to a dog behavior expert in the online community Monkoo Dog, Somya Anand, the rate at which dogs mature depends on the breed. Smaller breeds mature faster than larger dog breeds. With cross-breeds, the dominant breed is what determines the rate at which they grow. Most breeds mature within 12-18 months. They turn senior when they are 5 to 10 years old. Larger dogs age faster than smaller ones.

Dogs experience rapid growth until they hit 6 months when the growth rate normalizes. By two years, most dogs of moderate size reach maturity and stop growing. By 7 years, they will start exhibiting signs of old age. They will slow down, change eating and sleeping habits, gain weight, and other signs experienced by humans.

To ease your dogs into old age, brush their teeth to prevent associated diseases, keep them on a nutritious and healthy diet, and keep them physically active. Give your dog company to reduce the chances of anxieties and depression associated with old age.

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