Breed

Australian Kelpie


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • loyal
  • alert
  • intelligent

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie is often a loyal, alert and intelligent breed. Their demeanor is often times described as alert and responsive. But as the dog ages and reaches its senior years, their temperament can become less predictable. While an australian Kelpie typically is energetic, as they get older their energy levels tend to gradually fade which can lead to obesity. A dutiful owner of an australian Kelpie should take time to find the right dog food for a senior Australian Kelpie to help keep energy levels up and their weight controlled.


Breed

Australian Kelpie


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • loyal
  • alert
  • intelligent
Demeanor
alert and responsive

The Australian Kelpie was one breed that could withstand the hot, dry weather Australia would often experience. In Australia in the early 19th century, the large number of sheep needed to be controlled, which is why collies from Scotland and other dog breeds were used to develop the Australian Kelpie. The Australian Kelpie was considered a herding dog for many years. When its owner needed its assistance, the Australian Kelpie used its natural instincts to herd sheep. At some point, people began training the Australian Kelpie to be a scent dog, using them for tracking and rescues. As a strong, loyal breed, the Australian Kelpie enjoyed having a task to complete. Dog food was limited during this time, so the Australian Kelpie's diet was nothing more than whatever random human food it stole or was fed.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

Herding sheep left the Australian Kelpie with a huge appetite, but without proper dog food and an owner who truly cared, its diet consisted of human food and possibly whatever critters it could catch. The Australian Kelpie may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your Australian Kelpie can live as long as 13 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior Australian Kelpie live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior Australian Kelpie and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of an Australian Kelpie is unknown.


Making sure that your Australian Kelpie is getting just the right diet is important to giving them the best quality of life. As your Australian Kelpie ages it is important that they are given the proper food and nutrition to fit their changing bodies. As a developing puppy your Australian Kelpie will need food to fit his quickly changing body that is higher in calories to meet his higher energy levels. As a maturing dog your senior Australian Kelpie dog will not need the same amount of calories but will instead need senior dog food that supplies the nutrients needed to keep them healthy. Although the Australian Kelpie is a pretty healthy dog, certain health conditions need to be watched for as they age including hip dysplasia and eye problems. A diet high in the proper nutrients will help keep these problems at bay and support the aging body of your senior Australian Kelpie. A diet that has the appropriate amounts of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A will support eye health as your dog ages. In order to keep the dog from developing stomach issues the dog's fat content must be watched and their diet must contain nutrients that support a low fat diet.


AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles are used to create the recipes for our Australian Kelpie dog food. Our online quiz specializes a meal plan for your senior Australian Kelpie using specific lifestyle parameters like activity, weight and other physical characteristics. We have a USDA-approved kitchen at Spot & Tango where all of our meals are prepared using our human-grade ingredients. Each meal we prepare is delivered to your home in only a few days. Consider the nutritional needs of your senior Australian Kelpie dog and make a decision that could possibly keep them from a vet visit. Take the online quiz today and get a quality Spot & Tango Australian Kelpie dog food meal sent to your home today.