What makes a pet "old"?
We've heard it all. Some owners ignore the realities of their pets aging for as long as they can; others seem to believe their pets are at death's door, despite all evidence to the contrary. All of us have one thing in common: we wish our beloved pets could live forever.
Due to improvements in healthcare and nutrition, many dogs and cats are living longer than ever before. Health conditions that were once unmanageable can now be managed - often extending a pet's life by years.
Though life expectancy varies by size and breed, pets are considered seniors at 6-7 years of age. It's no coincidence that many health issues related to aging tend to crop up around this time; issues that many people face as they age.