As our beloved canine companions get older, their dietary requirements change (as do many things!) and it becomes much more important to ensure they receive the right balance of nutrients.
You know we love our senior pets at Sweet Goodbye, so we've rounded up the most delicious, nutritious meals tailored to senior dogs that you can prepare at home - and with ease!
Chicken and rice delight
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This is a classic for both seniors and pups
Senior dogs often face issues like muscle loss and sensitive digestive systems.
This delicious recipe is not just a favourite among senior dogs for it’s taste but also for its excellent nutritional value.
The combination of cooked chicken and rice provides a healthy dose of protein and easily digestible carbohydrates, supporting energy levels and muscles health.
Salmon and Sweet potato Feast
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Could be served at a Michelin star restaurant.
For senior dogs dealing with arthritis or joint discomfort, the omega-3’s in salmon can help alleviate inflammation, reducing pain and discomfort in their daily activities.
Sweet potatoes provide an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fibre aiding digestion and maintaining stable blood and sugar levels.
Turkey and Quinoa medley
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Had to hide this one away from the gym junkies in the house!
Protein is crucial for maintaining muscle mass and overall health. Turkey is an excellent lean protein source for senior dogs. Quinoa is not only a complete protein source, its rich in essential amino acids and packed with nutrients like magnesium and iron.
Beef and Potato Stew
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A winter favourite
The perfect nutritional comfort food. Protein packed beef is complemented with potatoes for energy and carrots and green peas for essential vitamins and minerals. Whilst the low sodium broth not only adds flavour but also helps proper hydration.
Peanut Butter and Yoghurt Treats
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Perfect for summer on the beach
So this is technically a treat, one that Sweet Goodbye have on hand for when visitors stop by unexpectedly. Your dog will go nuts over this one!
A good source of probiotics to help aid digestion - and with only two ingredients! Dog-safe unsweetened Greek yogurt and Dog-safe peanut butter.
By adding these recipes to your senior dogs diet, you are making sure their senior years are filled with delicious and nutritious meals. What a wonderful way to show your senior dog the love and care they deserve.
However, as with all dog health related information, Sweet Goodbye recommends consulting with your vet before making any significant dietary changes for your senior dog.