Elderly Jack accustomed to a certain lifestyle, try not to change it. Do not make radical rearrangements in an apartment, don’t change routes of walks, don’t take Jack in unfamiliar places. Try to limit his circle of contacts only familiar people and the dogs he knows. Carefully keep him away from stress.Avoid weight gain of Jack, this may lead not only to obesity but also to diseases of joints due to increasing weight load on them. Consult your veterinarian twice a year to identify the existing disease and to correct diet. Every year vaccinate and engraft your Jack from infectious diseases, as his immune system is not as strong as in his youth and he is more susceptible to various infections. Do not stop to take care of teeth, claws, ears and hair of Jack, as well as in youth. Now do it with special care, even despite the fact that his show career is over.
Do not forget about the daily walks, do not let your Jack suffer from inactivity. You may have to revise his sleeping place, as he feels cold now more than before. Also, it becomes more sensitive to high temperatures. In hot weather, avoid overheating of Jack.There is another common mistake of loving owners: "My Jack is old, he can do everything (he is allowed to eat everything) I want to please him with some goodies." And they begin to feed him patties, sausage, cutlets from their desk. This unprecedented "generosity" will lead to the inevitable emergence of obesity, pancreatitis, renal failure, and most importantly, it will shorten Jack’s life. Therefore, we strongly recommend you refrain from such a "manifestation of pity" for your pet if you want him to stay with you longer.
Older dogs are very sensitive to your presence and attention. Do not abandon Jack your tenderness and love.He used to be the soul of the company, let it continues.Do not close him in the room when guests come, let him be by your side. Try to give him as many pleasant moments of fellowship as you can.If you have got a new pet, do not switch all your attention on him.
It so happens that elderly Jack is forgotten, and he wastes away from loneliness, worrying that now he is not a favorite of the owner.
Strongly emphasize that he is still the main and favorite for you.