2. Keep Them Moving
“The type of mobility issue your pet has will differ from dog to dog,” Dr. Beaver said, “but a majority of senior dogs experience some form of osteoarthritis.” Although jumping, running and walking long distances will be challenging, you should continue to keep up with daily walks. While it may hurt to move, it will hurt them less if they get some sort of exercise.
Try taking shorter walks to stimulate their senses of sight, smell and hearing as well as keeping their joints lubricated and their limbs in motion. If possible, try a new route every now and again to stimulate their senses even more. If your dog is good with other animals, allow them to continue interacting with dogs of all ages to keep their minds sharp and bodies generally active.