If your pet is over six, they may well be considered a senior pet. Return the years of loyalty and love your cat or dog has given you by making sure they are comfortable and content in their golden years. We have compiled some handy tips which will help, along with regular vet checks and superior nutrition best suited to their needs. As your pet ages they may require extra support to ensure their ongoing comfort and well-being. Providing them with nutritional support best suited for senior pet’s need is a vital aspect to help maintain their overall health.

We have listed some quick points below so you can determine if your pet is entering into their golden years but make sure you check our Vetcare's full article here. If you answer yes to these questions we highly recommend you talk to your vet to ensure their changes needs are being meet.

  • Has their behaviour changed or are they interacting less with your family
  • Are they sleeping, eating or drinking more/less than usual
  • Has their weight changed
  • Are they having accidents indoors
  • Do they tire easily or lag behind while on walks
  • Do they have difficulty jumping or climbing
  • Are they easily frightened or have difficulty with their sight or hearing
  • Has their skin or coat changed
  • Do they have bad/smelly breath?

  • Knowing if your pet is considered senior can be tricky. Generally dogs that are 6+ are considered senior however the “dog age” will vary depending on size and breed; find out more about senior health on our Vetcare website