PetFAQCategory: HousingAre there any special considerations for housing a senior Yorkie?
brianne.krysiakbrianne.krysiak asked 1 year ago

Are there any special considerations for housing a senior Yorkie?

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Best Answer Staff answered 1 year ago

Yes, there are several special considerations for housing a senior Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie). Here are a few examples:

* Providing a comfortable and safe environment: As Yorkies age, they may develop arthritis and other mobility issues, so it’s important to make sure their living space is easily accessible and free of hazards. Providing a soft bed and keeping the living area warm can also help keep your senior Yorkie comfortable.
* Adapting to dietary needs: Senior Yorkies may have difficulty chewing or digesting certain types of food, so you may need to switch to a senior-specific diet or a softer food.
* Regular vet check-ups: Senior Yorkies may be more susceptible to certain health issues, so regular check-ups with a vet will help ensure that any issues are caught and treated early.
* Adapting to changes in behavior: Senior dogs may develop cognitive decline, which can cause changes in behavior. Be patient and understanding, and try to keep their routine as consistent as possible.
* Regular exercise: Even though senior Yorkies may not have the same energy level as a young dog, it’s still important to provide them with regular exercise to keep them active and maintain muscle mass.

It’s important to discuss these considerations with your vet to ensure that your senior Yorkie has the best quality of life.

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