I have three dogs. Our two morkies will be 11 years old on December 15th. The Golden mix is 81/2. I can tell they are all slowing down a bit. But they are healthy and still full of life.
Maizee, the golden, has a ghost face. She loves to walk on the beach, in our wonderful neighborhood, parks, or anywhere and can still walk a great distance; however, we can tell she is slowing down.
Sidney, one of our Morkies, is a jumper. She is showing a bit more timidness with her jumping.
Kai, the other Morkie, has arthritis in his back leg. It occasionally pops out. The good news is it pops right back in. We are careful to ensure we aren't walking him too far.
I hope we have many more years with them. But we learning how to care for our aging pets. Our vets are great and help us with their specific care needs.
I have compiled a few articles which will also help us all know what to look for as our pets age and how to care for them.
If you have an older pet, you may already be seeing signs of age. Please ask your vet how you can ensure your pet is comfortable, safe, and cared for as they age. I hope these articles provide you with helpful information.