As your pet gets older, their health needs change. They are more at risk from suffering from problems such as obesity, arthritis, organ failure and many more. Here we tell you the best ways to care for your older pet, what to look out for and when to seek your veterinary surgeon's advice. When does my pet become geriatric?
Any cat over the age of 10 years old should be classed as a geriatric animal and any dog over the age of 8. It is more fluid for dogs due to the different average life spans of the breeds. As a general rule, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds. Giant breeds, such as St. Bernards and Great Danes, should be classed as geriatrics after the age of 6.
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