Have you noticed that your pet's fur is greyer than it used to be, their hearing and vision seem to have deteriorated, they aren't as interested in eating or have less energy? All these changes are signs that your pet is aging.
We want to keep your pet with you as long as possible and make sure they enjoy a good quality of life. That's why we offer specialized care for senior pets.
At what age should I consider my pet geriatric?
It depends on many factors such as breed, size and health. Generally speaking, cats are considered elderly starting at age 10. That stage begins at age 7 for dogs.
Why do I need to change my older pet's diet?
Your pet doesn't have the same energy needs as it ages and moves less. That's why it's important to adjust how much food you give them. There are also different foods available that are easier to digest, reduce arthritic problems and improve cognitive health. We can help you sort through the many choices available to find the one that's right for your pet.
What kind of physical activity do you recommend for older dogs?
Even though your dog may be moving less and have lower energy levels, it's essential to their health that they get daily exercise. However, you should make their walks shorter because they don't have as much stamina. You'll also need to keep them from jumping to protect their joints.