January, 2016

Senior Pets

Senior Pets

The definition of senior depends on the size of the animal. Giant breed dogs eg Great Danes & St Bernards are classed as being senior at 6 years of age whereas smaller breeds of dog and cats are considered senior when they reach 8 years of age. As with people getting older means our pets are more prone to getting certain illnesses eg diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis and dementia and it also means that their senses are often reduced. They can become short sighted or start to go blind and deaf. Senior pets also sleep more soundly and become more […]