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How to Care for Older Dogs, as Told By an Older Dog

By Babble Alexandra |

Hi guys! Ollie here. You may remember me from my human’s introduction of me and my sister. There’s only so much sleeping and sniffing around the house a dog can do in a day, so I thought I’d use some of my free time to teach you guys about caring for an older dog. Whether you’ve got puppies or some white-faced pals like me (I think it makes me look very distinguished), I’ve got advice for you, since there were a lot of things my humans should have done for me when I was a puppy (I’m not mad at them though; they keep the cheese coming pretty regularly).

Even though I’m a dog, a lot of these tips apply to cats too, even though I’m not sure why you’d want a cat when you could have a dachshund.

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Tips for Caring for Older Dogs


Don't get surprised when my sleeping habits change. Just like grandma, I wake up even earlier than I used to. I don't think there's a problem with this, as I'm totally saving my papa human money on alarm clocks! I know it can be hard for you humans to get up earlier with us, but don't be surprised when we poop on the floor after you ignore us in favor of sleep.

Share your older pet care tips in the comments! —Ollie and Alexandra Martell

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One thought on “How to Care for Older Dogs, as Told By an Older Dog

  1. Lindsey says:

    Great article! My parents have put buzzer pads on some of our furniture to discourage my 15-year-old doxie Oskar from jumping on them. We’ve also found that if there aren’t any pillows or blankets on the couch, he’s less likely to want to jump up there and snuggle.

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