According to the AVMA, cats are considered seniors at age 7. Older pets have special needs. Here are some things to consider:
Some older cats become more finicky as they age and switching their food, or their food dish, may help. As cats age, they may enjoy different types of toys, or sleep more, requiring heated bedding and blankets. Some older pets experience joint pain, mobility issues or your vet may advise to add supplements to your pet’s diet.
As your pet’s mobility changes, they may require the aid of assistive devices such as ramps, stairs, strollers or other mobility aids. Good hygiene is important at any age, and older pets should be regularly bathed, groomed and cared for.
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CARING FOR OLDER PETS
It may be difficult to believe that your pet has reached old age, but according to the AVMA most pets become geriatric at around age 7 years old. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans and are considered geriatric when they are approximately 6 years of age. Learn how to care for your elderly pet.
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Read our blog for information about all things for elderly pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, if your pet is over age seven, then your pet is considered a senior pet and as pets age, so do their needs. Learn more about elderly pets.