Health and Well-Being for Senior Pets
If your dog or cat is over the age of seven, then they are considered a senior.
We recommends that healthy older dogs and cats be examined by a vet at least once a year. This can help your vet detect any potential health issues in the early stages.
If you have noticed any changes in their behaviour or health please mention this to your vet, even if it seems insignificant. If you have any questions, please chat to us today.
Things to consider when living with a senior pet could include:
- Providing easy access to food and water by raising the bowl
- Keeping them cool in summer and warm in winter
- Comfortable supportive bedding that’s easy to get in and out of
- Monitoring their health and visiting your vet as soon as you notice any changes in their behaviour
- Shorter walks for dogs, but more often.
Once our pets celebrate their seventh year, it is recommended they be transitioned to a premium senior pet food. These special foods meet their changing nutritional requirements during their senior years.
Many senior diets have ingredients to support joint health and mobility, lower sodium to support kidney health and omega 3s to ensure a healthy skin and coat. Chat to us for advice on choosing the right diet for your pet.