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Senior Dog Care

As your dog ages, it is important to know that their needs change as well. Senior dogs require a different formulation of food, adjustments to their exercise routine and more preventative care.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


The average age at which a dog becomes a senior is 7-8 years old.

How should I care for my senior dog (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)?


We recommend senior pets to have a check-up every six months. With early screening for diseases, we can intervene sooner if an issue is detected and thereby maximize the time you have with your pet.

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