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K9 Care and Maintenance

Supporting Cognitive Health and Wellness in Senior K9s

By Purina

As your alert K9 partner ages, he or she may run a little slower, and his or her muzzle may appear a little grayer. Although the aging process cannot be stopped, using targeted nutritional and conditioning strategies that focus on maintaining overall wellness will help to support your senior K9’s physical performance and cognitive health for a longer career.

“Dogs can still be physically active through their senior years,” says Purina Senior Research Nutritionist Brian Zanghi, PhD. “However, it’s important to match the physical lifestyle to the age of your dog. Mobility, mental sharpness, and overall health become more important than speed and intensity.”

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