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14 July 2009

Caring for your senior pet

In developed countries, as many as 40% of pets are classified as seniors, aged around seven and older. Does your pet fall into this category? Then he or she requires special care.

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In developed countries, as many as 40% of pets are classified as seniors, aged around seven and older. Does your pet fall into this category? Then he or she requires special care.

Take action:
Schedule regular veterinary check ups (at least once a year) to pick up any early warning signs of disease; switch your pet to a diet specifically designed for senior pets; go for walks and play together – appropriate exercise will help you both stay fit and active, but do avoid high-impact activities, such as jogging and jumping, which could damage the joints; and give lots of love and attention – cognitive stimulation can help avoid “doggy Alzheimer’s”.

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