It’s important to remember that as your poodle ages, their needs will start to adapt and change.
There are several things you can do in order to best care for your aging red poodle.
As your red poodle ages, they will probably start to slow down. You might notice that they are not quite as active as they used to be and that’s expected. These changes could indicate that your poodle might need to take shorter walks or walk less frequently. Be patient with your poodle, they might be slowing down due to joint pain. Don’t cut out regular exercise all together which could result in long-term issues. Instead, exercise your poodle regularly but pay attention to what their limits might be as they change.
If you notice that you must use your outdoor voice in order to call your poodle before they hear you, it’s likely that their hearing is starting to go which is common in aging dogs. Many dogs, specifically poodles, often struggle with their eyesight too. When these changes happen any changes other to your poodle’s routine, such as feeding time or where their water bowl us located, can cause your poodle to become distraught. Try to stick to as much as you can to the schedule that they are familiar with to keep them comfortable.
Your poodles coat also might start to look a bit different. Just as humans do, poodles also develop gray hair. Aging poodle skin is also extremely sensitive and prone to sores and rashes; make sure to take very good care of your poodle by bathing him regularly with gentle soap.
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