Did youknow that your cat or small dog is considered elderly at age 7 and large dogs are geriatric at age 6?
As your pet ages, you may find that their eagerness to eat diminishes or if they develop an illness, you may be concerned if their diet is helping to manage the disease. However, deciding on the “best” diet for an older dog or cat can be a difficult decision; there is no one best diet for every older animal.
The aging process depends on a variety of factors including breed, genetics, and health problems. Just because a food is marketed for older animals or because your pet reaches a certain age, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is time to switch to senior cat or dog food.
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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.
CARING FOR ELDERLY 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
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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