Breed

Pointer


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperament
  • loyal
  • hardworking
  • even-tempered

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Pointer

The Pointer is often a loyal, hardworking and even-tempered 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 a Pointer typically is energetic, as they get older their energy levels tend to gradually fade which can lead to obesity. A dutiful owner of a Pointer should take time to find the right dog food for a senior Pointer to help keep energy levels up and their weight controlled.


Breed

Pointer


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperment
  • loyal
  • hardworking
  • even-tempered
Demeanor
alert and responsive

If you own a senior Pointer you've likely enjoyed many years with a loyal, hardworking and even-tempered companion. Now in the Pointer's senior years you're likely seeing signs of aging mainly in the form of decreased energy levels. Bred to be a hunter, the Pointer was developed to withstand a day of the hunt. Running, swimming, and hunting for hours took a lot of energy. . . and they had it back then. Older now, a senior Pointer may still enjoy a ball toss or a frisbee to help keep obesity at bay. They'd also benefit from a dog food more suited for weight control while being properly proportioned for their needs.


Energy
energetic
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
occassionally

During the early days of the dog's history they were most likely rewarded with parts of the prey that they helped hunt as food. The early owners of these dogs though probably didn't worry too much about what their dogs were eating or the nutritional content of their food. The Pointer may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your Pointer can live as long as 17 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior Pointer live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior Pointer and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of an Pointer is 55-75 pounds (male), 45-65 pounds (female). If your senior Pointer is falling outside of that range, you should first consider a better dog food that’s healthier for a senior Pointer (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


A nutritious diet is essential to the health and longevity of Pointers. Pointers experience different dietary needs throughout their lives, making it important to provide appropriate food at each stage. Because Pointer puppies are more active than senior Pointer dogs, they may require a higher calorie diet than older dogs. A more mature Pointer may benefit from a dog food specially formulated to address age-related health conditions. Due to their size, Pointers may be susceptible to arthritis. dog food recipes containing anti-inflammatory ingredients can help provide relief to senior Pointers. As they age, Pointers may also experience loose, broken or missing teeth. A fresh, palatable diet may become necessary as traditional kibble becomes difficult to chew. Senior Pointers may also struggle with obesity as their activity levels tend to decrease. A lower calorie dog food for senior Pointer dogs can make a big difference in helping aging Pointers maintain a healthy weight.


USDA licensed animal nutritionists from Spot & Tango will create personalized dog food for senior Pointers. They will inquire about your Pointer’s history and habits. Using this information, they will determine the correct amounts of crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, moisture, and calories your Pointer needs to continue to be healthy in their older years. Spot & Tango will then send specialized meals, made up of 100% natural ingredients. Using human grade food like turkey, quinoa, lamb, brown rice, beef, millet, and leafy greens, your Pointer will be able to eat high quality, nutrient rich dog food. They never use processed food, meat meal, or inexpensive fillers that are found in commercial dog food. Approved by veterinarians, Spot & Tango delivers high-quality dog food for senior Pointers.