Posts Tagged ‘Senior Pet’

How to Care for Your Senior Pet

Monday, November 1st, 2021
Senior pet care.

Since pets age so much faster than humans, it sometimes seems like we blink and they’ve reached their golden years. Older animals require different care than puppies and kittens do, so if your pet is suddenly a senior (around age seven for dogs and cats), your friends at Berkeley Veterinary Center have some helpful care tips for you:


Slowin’ Down: Understanding the Changes of Senior Pet Care

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
A golden retriever sits in a red toy wagon. Proper senior pet care is vital to ensure a long and healthy life for your furry friends.

Thanks to improved owner involvement, top-notch nutrition, and advances in veterinary care, pets are living longer than ever before. While pets are considered “seniors” when they reach the age of 6 or 7 years old, they may not act or look “old” until much later in life. 

Even when it’s obvious they’ve entered their golden years, many senior pets are still able to do the things they’ve always enjoyed, like hiking, playing with the kids, or jumping up into their cat tree. However, because pets age faster than we do, a proactive approach to senior pet care is essential.


Special Care for Your Special Senior Pet

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Cat Going Blind With CataractsWhether we like it or not, our pets grow older every minute. Even if a pet seems to be the same playful and energetic friend we’ve always known, the reality is that, after 6 or 7 years of age most dogs and cats are considered seniors.

Senior pets require extra care and attention to help them maintain a good quality of life. By understanding the changing health needs of your senior pet, you are better able to help your best pal to gracefully navigate his or her golden years.