Pets age as do people, but their aging is much faster than ours. Most pets are considered "seniors" after the age of 7.
In dog years, age 7 is approximately 45-55 years old in human years
(depending on the size of the dog).
In cat years, age 7, is approximately 54 years
The longer life span for animals are due to several factors, better food and nutrition, frequent exercise, preventative health care, and lots of love from their owners.
Most age related health issues are found early in your pet due to routine preventative care veterinarians offer their clients. Pet as well as clients are quite fortunate to have advanced veterinary care for their pets.
Your pet can develop many of the same medical conditions we do at a older age. Some of the medical conditions you should be concerned when it comes to your pet aging are;
If your pet is approaching the "geriatric" age, now is the time to schedule a appointment with your veterinarian to prepare for upcoming aging health issues. Some issues you may face could be just a change in diet, medication, exercise regimen, weight control, or parasite control.
Your pet continues to deserve the best quality of life, as a puppy, or a older animal, it takes very little to maintain a good quality of life for the ones we love. Give your veterinarian a call to discuss the "senior" benefits we offer.
If your pet is experiencing any type of illness or condition, it is not recommended to give your pet ANY medications prescribed or given to humans.