9 yr old Great Pyrenees

by Mary Donahue
(Erie, PA)

I recently acquired a 9 year old Great Pyrenees. Can you give me an idea how much exercise he should be getting per day?

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Sep 10, 2015
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exercise for elder dogs
by: Anonymous

Do you know anything about his life before you acquired him? If you could research this, that would be a good place to start with him, now that he is in your care. If in his previous life he could no longer "keep up" and so was rehomed because of that, you need to know that and also why.

If none of this information is available to you, then you must listen to your dog. If he is a healthy older dog he will tell you if he needs more or if he's had too much...stay aware and watch for signs he is trying to communicate with you.

Personally, I would start with 2 easy walks/ day, AM & PM. Carefully monitor the amount of rest he seems to need after each walk. You will see the difference between just right and the exhaustion of too much. Give yourself and him some time to figure this out. All will be well.

Sep 11, 2015
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9-year old
by: Donna

If you dog is mobile and healthy, walk as long as you like. It depends on the health of this dog.

Make sure to go to the vet to have your dog looked over to ensure there are no health issues first. If the dog has any pain from arthritis, you will want to get the dog onto some anti-inflammatory medication.

As was stated previously, start out with short walks if you don't know the fitness level of this dog providing this dog is not in pain.

You should be able to tell just by how your dog carries himself. Does he have trouble getting up, lying down, going up/down stairs? Is he bright and alert? Good coat, healthy skin, bright eyes, good stools?

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