What age is considered a senior for a dog and a cat?

Determining when your beloved furry friend becomes a senior can vary depending on their breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered seniors around the age of 7, while cats typically enter their senior years at around 9. These age ranges are, however, just guidelines, as some smaller dog breeds may not reach senior status until 10 or 11 years old, whereas larger breeds might transition earlier.

How do you take care of a senior pet at home?

Taking care of your senior pet at home is a labor of love. Here are some essential tips:

  • Diet: Ensure they receive a balanced diet tailored to their age and health needs. Ask our experts for recommendations.
  • Exercise: Keep your pet active with gentle exercise suitable for their age and physical condition.
  • Regular Vet Visits: Schedule routine check-ups and follow-ups with our veterinarians to monitor their health.
  • Medication: Administer prescribed medications as directed by our professionals.
  • Comfort: Create a comfortable and safe environment at home, with soft bedding and easy access to food and water.
  • Love and Attention: Spend quality time with your senior pet to keep them mentally and emotionally engaged.