Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Lieke, nice to hear from you. In all honesty I really would'nt worry about it. Many dogs as people do, tend to slow down and play less when they are older, but I am sure still enjoy the company of another dog around and would miss their companion if it was not around.
With regard to eating less, this is also normal in most older dogs as in humans. I would however, have a word with your vet to be on the safe side and perhaps consider changing the dogs slowly onto a senior dog food.
What I have found very helpful with older dogs is to raise their food bowls off the floor (on top of a brick or similar) as it is not always easy for old joints to bend down.
Take care, Scotty
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