Thinking of Switching your Elderly Pet's Dog Food?

Did you knwo that according to the AVMA your cat or small dog is considered elderly at age 7 and large dogs are geriatric at age 6? 

As pets age, their food consumption may change and if they develop an illness, or become more finicky, feeding time can become more and more challenging. 

Although there are dog foods that are marketed for senior pets, they may not be appropriate depending on your dog's temperament.  Before switching your pet's food, read our blog to learn more about feeding finicky older pets. 

About the Elderly Pet Organization

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization based in Northern Rhode Island in the USA. Our mission is to provide information and education about the care and treatment of elderly pets, and to provide free pet insurance to at risk pets.


It may be difficult to believe that your pet has reached old age, but the fact is 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.


We provide information and education to pet parents of elderly pets. Your donation can help us continue our mission to provide information and outreach to parents of elderly pets.Our goal is to raise money to provide one year of free pet insurance to pet parents who are in need. 


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.

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