Supporting your pet through their golden years with specialized care and monitoring.
Caring for a senior pet can be challenging as your pet may seem completely different. Their health, diet, features, and sometimes even their behaviour change. This new journey should be celebrated as it can be just as memorable and fun as any other stage of a pet's life. We know about the care senior pets need and will do our best to ensure your pet enjoys their golden years.
It all depends on the type of pet and their breed. Canines are considered seniors anywhere from 5 to 10-years-old. Large breed dogs age faster and are considered seniors at 5 or 6; medium-sized dogs are seniors at 8, and smaller breeds between eight to ten are classified as seniors. Felines aged 8 years and older are considered seniors.
If your pet is approaching their senior years, you will spot the following signs:
Senior pets are prone to many illnesses. It is essential that your pet has two yearly checkups to catch diseases and provide treatment. As their body wears down, they can develop:
It will require much more patience than when they were younger. Understand that your loyal companion will slow down and may be unable to live up to their normal capabilities. We recommend moderate and low-impact exercises to keep them active. It helps if you make your home safer and more accessible for them to get around by installing anti-slip carpets or even ramps. Your senior pet may lose their appetite, so you should encourage them to eat daily. You can always contact our team for more tips on how to care for your senior pet.
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