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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.

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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