Adding a puppy to the household can be fun and liven a home, but don’t assume an older dog is pining away for company.
According to guidelines published by Tufts University, “The point at which a dog qualifies as ‘aged’ varies. Veterinarians generally consider small dogs to be senior citizens at about 12 years of age, while large dogs reach the senior stage at 6 to 8 years of age. This roughly corresponds to the 55-plus category in people.” […]
When New York City native George Kingsman’s 11-year-old Pug, Lily, began regularly limping around after each of her many naps, her veterinarian suggested a food change: senior-plus formula. “I transitioned to senior-plus food. She lost weight and, even better, her joint stiffness subsided within weeks,” says Kingsman. Dr. Trisha Joyce, veterinarian of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, […]
Staying in tune with your dog’s health and needs can make the difference in improving its quality of life as it ages. It doesn’t require great effort either, say dog owners and experts. Manage Your Dog’s Senior Years Five simple steps will help your furry friend age well: 1. Visit your veterinarian frequently. “Instead of […]