When Do JRT's Become "Seniors?"

by Joey
(Los Angeles, CA)

My baby is about to turn seven.


He certainly doesn't act or look like a senior; he's still the fastest runner at the dog park and will go on playing after everyone else has called it a day.

My question is about food. I want to continue giving the best I possibly can. Many of the commercial foods labels categorize ages 7+ as seniors.

My vets have given conflicting opinions, so I thought I'd ask if anyone else has shared this experience?

Thank you for your help!

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Mar 09, 2012
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by: Deborah

The recipe I make is a whole chicken cut in half and I add pumpkin fresh veggies and I cook it all in my Crockpot and I let it cook for about 12 to 13 hours and I add it to there Dry food which is Grain free Taste of the wild and I only give my 3 about1/2 to 1/4 of the cooked food and they get mostly dry because of there teeth and my 3 just flip over this recipe and I got the recipe from a Vet it is so good for them and healthy and no garbage or fillers or anything like that.If you want the recipe Please let me know my email is debwhite4@verizon.net
My Jacks are my kids and they are my everything!

Mar 09, 2012
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by: Anonymous

7 years could be seen as a "senior" in LARGE dogs who live much shorter lives then smaller dogs. Although, I personally wouldn't consider a 7yr old Shepard or Rottie to be a "senior".

I'm not sure what food you are feeding your dog rite now, but I would say that a grade one food (you can google "dog food grading system" and come up with the list) You may be shocked at what you find. I personally feed my dogs California Natural Grain Free dry food. I also cook for my dogs, usually chicken breast with some carrots or peas or both. I do not cook for my dogs every day, because I feel that it is excessive and can cause there teeth to decay faster, that's why I stick to mostly the dry food with some treats in once or twice a week. Stay away from ANY dog food you can buy at wal*mart or the grocery store.

Mar 09, 2012
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by: Deborah

Seven years old for a Jack is certainly not old by no means they can live to 20 years old.I home cook for my 3 Jacks and I would be so glad to share my recipe if you would like to have it ?It is so easy and most of all it is very healthy Please if you would like the recipe Please email me at debwhite4@verizon.net?

Good Luck
Deborah IN Sarasota Florida

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