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Q. I have a 10 yr old Lab border collie mix. He's really active and acts younger than he is. Would it be safe for him to jump hurdles like agility?

A. It's important to keep our older dogs active but go slow and stop early before an injury occurs. It would be important to use a joint supplement and/or fish oil to keep his joints healthy. You could do agility but go slow and don't push him to do too much. Try your best to listen to his body language to know when he's tired and doesn't want to continue. I think it would be good for him to do it but not too much. It would be a good workout to keep him healthy. Make sure to have lots of water available for him when doing agility.

Answered By
FARIS JACLYN

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