As their faces start to grey, and their zoomies slow down – we never stop adoring our pets.
Some owners even say the best years they had with their beloved animals were once they hit their senior years!
Not only is it up to us to help keep our pets healthy in their golden years, it’s also our responsibility to keep them happy, and understand when their needs change.
Although our pets are considered senior from seven-years-old, you might not see an instant change in their behaviour – it could take much longer, and in some animals they could show signs of being slightly more elderly sooner.
Our advice is to adapt to your pets needs as, and when they change.
It’s not uncommon to see your dog or cat slow down as they age, but that doesn’t mean they should sleep all day! Encourage your pet to be active, even if the walks or play sessions are shorter than they used to be.
As your pet ages, it’s also more likely for lumps and bumps to grow. These can range from being simple fatty lumps, to indications of allergies or something more serious. Let your vet know of any changes to your pet so they can decide if they’re a health risk.