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Food for older dogs
This is probably a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. I've never had this problem before, because honestly I've never had a dog as old as Tango. I've always had bigger dogs, which have a shorter lifespan.
Tango is now 13(ish). She's in great health, except her teeth are really bad. I do have them cleaned annually, but they weren't cared for at all when she was younger. She currently only has about half of her teeth, and I believe they sometimes cause her pain.
She's gotten to the point that she won't eat anything crunchy (not just kibble - she won't chew on greenies, bully sticks, even real bones). I've switched her to soft (canned) food, and I now feed her separate from the other dogs.
This is working well, except that even with just one dog, the canned food is getting cost prohibitive. DH and I are on a pretty tight budget, and the extra cost of the canned food is starting to add up (she's been on soft food for about 4 months now).
How have some of you handled aging dogs and dental issues?
Thanks a bunch!