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October 23, 2017

What to Expect When Your Dog Starts Getting Older

What is “old age” for dogs? The old classic “one human year equals seven dog years” is an easy way to calculate and relate to your dog’s age, but isn’t the most accurate. Large breed dogs (i.e. Great Danes) are considered a senior at 6 or 7 years of age, whereas small breeds (i.e. toy poodle) aren’t considered a senior until their teen years. I have seen more than one poodle in the 18 to 20-year range. There are studies to suggest that certain breeds outlive others. As a general rule of thumb, a dog who is 7 years or older […]
October 23, 2017

What to Expect As A Cat Ages and Becomes a Senior

What Age Is My Cat Considered A Senior? What is considered old age for cats? The old classic “one human year equals seven cat years” is an easy way to calculate and relate to your cat’s age, but isn’t entirely accurate. The feline stage of life (kitten, adolescent, adult, senior) determines the comparison between human and cat years. As a general rule of thumb, a cat who is 8 to 10 years old and older should be considered middle to senior aged, and a consultation with your vet is in order to determine the best health care maintenance program for […]
October 23, 2017

Behavior Changes in Aging Dogs

As they age, our dogs often suffer a decline in functioning. Their memory, their ability to learn, their awareness and their senses of sight and hearing can all deteriorate. This deterioration can cause disturbances in their sleep-wake cycles, making them restless at night but sleepy during the day. It can increase their activity level (resulting, for example, in staring at objects, wandering aimlessly or vocalizing more) or decrease their activity level (leading to less self-care and poor appetite). It can make them forget previously learned cues (commands) or habits they once knew well, such as house training and coming when […]

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