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The Old Dog

The one day seminar is based on my book “Den gamla hunden” (The Old Dog”).

Most people believe that a dog will be old when it reaches ten years of age, and dogs of larger breeds even earlier. But this is not true. A dog is starting to get old much earlier than you think. Already when a dog is four or five years old there are certain changes in the body that result in what we call “old age”. It is the same for us, and it starts around the time when we are middle aged. This does not only concern the body, but also the mental, social and emotional processes.

If you just leave the dog and don’t do anything about it, it will age quicker. But the good news is that there are lots of things that we can do. By simple observations and training you can not only prolong your dog’s life and youthful behavior, but also increase its quality of life.

In this seminar you will learn how to take care of your dog physically and mentally to counteract the aging process. It will not take long before you see that your four-legged friend is much happier.

Preliminary schedule

09.00 Opening and presentation

09.30 Anders  Hallgren
A dog’s aging process starts much earlier than you think  –  about the dog’s different agens and how it changes.

10.00 Needs at different ages

11.00 Veterinarian
The older dog from a veterinarian’s point of view. On vitamins, minerals, food, common injuries and illnesses. Preventions.

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Anders Hallgren
Physical and mental activities are important, but should be adapted to age.

14.00 Massage therapist
On muscles and joints. Typical injuries, typical wear and tear. Preventing injuries and how to treat them in older dogs.

15.00 Break for coffee

15.30 Panel debate between speakers and participants

16.45 Conclusion

17.00 End of day

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