Learn why older dogs need special care
Dogs mature at different rates. As a rule, large-breed dogs mature earlier than small dogs. But if your dog is age seven or older, he's probably approaching, or in, his senior years. Which may mean a change in lifestyle for him and you.
Learn about common signs of aging to help you
determine if your dog is in his senior years. Older dogs have special
needs and there are some practical ways of caring for and adapting to your dog's lifestyle changes. More...
The Geriatric Cat
The last decade has shown advances in preventive medicine, improved
veterinary care, balanced nutrition and responsible ownership. Therefore, our
pets are, on the average, living longer, healthier lives.
Most cats are considered geriatric by the age of 12 years. This is highly variable depending upon the lifestyle of the cat. For example, neutered/spayed indoor cats tend to live longer than sexually intact outdoor cats. More...