Goldendoodles and the Golden Years – What You Need To Know
More than ever before, people and families are bringing Goldendoodles into their homes to be lifelong companions. Simply based on the sheer volume of new owners, much of the advice and how-to attention is focused on Goldendoodle puppies. There are countless numbers of articles available to help with puppy proofing your home, training, socializing, proper dietary needs, and more.
However, as with all living creatures, Goldendoodles ultimately grow old. And owners need good resources to be prepared for this time as well. Our older canine companions need us just as much now, if not more, than when they were young. We can’t let our love and care for them slip during their declining years. Their love for us certainly doesn’t diminish with age. The following post is just one example of that universal truth:
This Senior Dog Cannot Stand Up, But Watch Her Face When She Sees Her Soldier Return Home
There is nothing sweeter than watching loved ones reunite after time apart.
After spending months away at basic training for the U.S. Army, this soldier returned home to her beloved dog, Buddy.
Buddy the 13-year-old Golden Retriever suffers from arthritis and was unable to stand up to greet her owner, but the love and happiness in this tender moment was incredibly clear. Read full post AKC…
A good place to start when preparing for your pet’s senior years is to understand the life expectancy of Goldendoodles:
Life Expectancy of the Goldendoodle
The life expectancy of the Goldendoodle is between 10-15 years.
This is about average for medium breeds.
Now that Harley is 7 years old, and by canine standards – a senior dog, I’m on a mission to go for the “max”…
My mission is to do everything possible to stay ahead of whatever health issues he may be prone to that could/would either affect his quality of life or shorten it all together. Read full post at Groovy Goldendoodles…
It’s natural to always want to see your dog as vigorous and vital, however we must be clear-eyed about their changing needs as they age so we can respond properly. One of the primary needs of an older dog is just more of your care and attention. This will help you spot and address health changes in them as quickly as possible, something that is very important for an older dog. If you already provide quality care for your canine, a few basic changes should be enough to ensure your Goldendoodle’s golden years are as comfortable and healthy as possible. See more in the posting below:
Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfy
Fact: Emmett is old.
He’s not getting old. He’s just straight-up old.
This is not a fact that I’ve readily accepted.
Oh, no. The opposite, really. “Of course he’s getting older,” I would say. “Everyone is!”
Except, at 13.5, Emmett is actually old. He’s no longer in his golden years. The reality is, he’s in his twilight years.
And you know what? They are going to be as good, as happy, as full of life and love and joy as they can possibly be!
Although aging can present challenges for both owners and their doodles, the rewards of journeying with your best friend into their golden years are ample. You will find fulfillment in every precious moment you spend with your Goldendoodle, loving them and tending to their needs.