A Healthy Immune System Can Help Reduce the Risks of Diseases Common to Senior Dogs
A healthy immune system protects dogs against a variety of infectious diseases and responds to infectious challenges from the outside world. An appropriate immune response mounts a strong defense against the body’s challengers while keeping the animal healthy and safe.
Here are some easy ways to boost and support your dog’s immune system:
- The right diet – Read labels. Look for high-quality, natural ingredients and select a blend that’s appropriate for your dog’s age and energy level. Don’t overfeed and avoid feeding table scraps.
- Many older dogs don’t get enough exercise. When you bring your dog out for a bathroom break, instead of the same walk around the same block try a different path and let your dog mingle and socialize with people and dogs along the way. Exercise is great for a dog’s physical health and can minimize stress and help to keep a senior dog’s immune system strong.
- Consider adding immune-building supplements to your dog’s diet. Certain nutrients like Olive Leaf Extract and Echinacea offer antibacterial and antibacterial properties that supports natural immune system functions.