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Boomer Part 3: Should You Change The Diet As A Pet Gets Older

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Since Boomer is older and since, as you say, the body naturally begins to weaken with age, should I therefore give less calcium as the dog gets older and should you lessen the amount of raw meat as well?

Jesse's Answer

No, don't lessen the food amount, the raw meat amount or the calcium amount with age.

In fact, one could argue that with age, the body needs more calcium. But, just keep everything the same. The reality is that you will never have things perfect simply because with age, the body naturally breaks down. If it didn't break down, we would all live forever.

If you were to lower the meat amount or calcium amount, then it would only make the body fail sooner rather than later. At least by feeding a natural and wholesome raw meat diet, you continue to giver Boomer the best chance possible for health, relative to his age, genetics, etc.

So the most important thing is just do the best you can with what's available to you... which is what you are doing. Then, we have to let the chips fall where they may, so to speak.

  1. Boomer: Part 1
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  4. Boomer: Part 4

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