Now that my dog is a senior and slowing down, does he still need protein?
Yes. Your older dog may not be as active as he once was, but that doesn't mean protein should be excluded from his diet. It is important for senior dogs to receive an appropriate amount of highly digestible protein to help maintain their muscles, immune system, and other bodily functions to support a long, healthy life. Some signs of protein deficiency include loss of appetite, weight loss, dull coat, lower immunity to disease, and fluid retention.
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Answered Friday, September 30, 2011 1:35 PM