After your pet has reached his or her prime, you may notice a decrease in activity level and a tendency for a milder manner. In some ways, senior pets are even more enjoyable, as they have a relaxed, calmer attitude not often found in younger animals. On the other hand, special considerations often must be made for the care and treatment of older pets.
To assure your pet enjoys his or her golden years, don’t hesitate to schedule regular full physical exams, which may find any abnormalities early on that will allow you and your veterinarian to make plans to resolve the issue.
Remember, pets age differently than humans, and your pet could become a senior citizen sooner than you think. Many times, something as simple as a special geriatric diet that is rich in fish oils (Omega 3) and glucosamine chondroitin can aid in reviving the spunk in your older pet. These supplements help keep joints better lubricated and healthier, which helps reduce inflammation and pain.