5. Healthy Treats. What dog doesn't love a tasty treat? You don't need a special occasion to pamper your dog with lavish treats, but even senior pups should "earn" their food. Aging dogs still benefit from basic commands and training techniques. Mammals don't mind a good challenge every now and then. Yes, that means you too!
However, closely monitor your dog's diet. If your dog is carrying around extra weight that will add extra strain on joints worsening the pain of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other age related physical ailments. Also, provide a raised feeder system. Eating from bowls on the floor can strain your fury friend's back and neck.
According to WebMD, treats and snacks should only make up 10% of a dog's daily calories. To get an idea of how many treats that is, ask your vet. They can make a recommendation based on the treats your dog likes, his weight, and how active they are.