After giving you a lifetime of love, loyalty and companionship, one larger dog need a reason to live in his older days. Although it remains debatable whether the dogs experience emotions as human beings or not, definitely deserve the same compassion than any other Member of his family. With advancing age, older dogs become more vulnerable to the same problems of skin that had to do front while they were young. The skin is the first line of defense against the attacks of external pathogens. Older dogs are prone to dry skin and loose something the brightness of its layers as oil that secret glands is delayed. Gray hair and dry skin are key indicators of advanced age. Skin itching is common in all dogs but occurs most frequently in older dogs.
A hair dryer in this age can be rough on dry skin. Use thick absorbent towels in place. * Bumps under the skin are more common in older dogs. Look for any unusual growth while preparing it. This could be a tumor that can be difficult to heal if the treatment early is not provided. * Cut the nails of the feet more often than before to avoid damage to the skin or scratch because dry skin is fragile. Dogs generally spend their nails while walking, but older dogs they are less active, which makes your nails to grow faster. ** You need to be more regular in the preparation and even more observer to locate any abnormal signs on the skin. Even harmless looking flea bites can potentially cause significant infection or an allergic reaction in this age. Your flea control program also needs to be focused. So it is a dog or a cat, an older skin can not take care of itself. Cats older, even mild conditions such as feline hair loss, dandruff of the cat and feline acne requires more attention than usual in the case of older cats.