Here in this article I am going to discuss some of the tips that will help you to take care of your senior dog:
As dogs grows, they develop joint problems and other age issues just like human beings. You would not expect any seventy year old man to jog the road every day, so don't expect it from your family pet. It is however vital to maintain some form of exercise but keep this to a gentle walk.
When shih Tzu find it weak to walk for more than a minute or two, carry him or get some kind of carry cot. You can read about the exercises for Shih Tzu at shihtzuweb.
There are so many excellent foods available that are specially balanced to keep up an older dog's needs. Normal adult dog foods will no longer suitable. Your older pet needs different health supplements. Remember that he is using less energy so that you must resist the temptation to over feed.
Make sure older dogs have plenty of clean drinking water. Old digestions cannot cope with rich food and the weaker a dog is the more distressful an upset tummy is going to be. If you have trained your pet dog properly he will not beg for scraps and you may already know the dangers of feeding him from your table.