Top 7 Exercises for Senior Dogs

Right activities

Senior dogs need gentle exercise that won't put too much strain on their joints. Choose activities like walking, swimming, and gentle fetch.

Start slowly

Don't expect your senior dog to be able to do as much exercise as they used to. Start with short walks and gradually increase the duration and intensity of their workouts.

Listen to your dog

Pay attention to your dog's body language. If they're getting tired or sore, take a break.

Make it fun

Exercise should be enjoyable for both you and your dog. Find activities that your dog loves and that keep them engaged.

Be consistent

The key to keeping your senior dog active is to be consistent with their exercise routine. Aim to exercise your dog for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.


Before starting any new exercise routine, it's important to take your dog to the vet for a checkup.

Avoid hot weather

Senior dogs are more susceptible to heatstroke. Avoid exercising your dog in hot weather or during the hottest part of the day.

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