Caring for Your Senior Pet
At What Age Is My Pet A Senior?
The aging process varies between species and specific breeds as well as individual animals. For example, a giant breed dog might be a senior at five years of age and a toy breed not until years later. Most cats become seniors slightly later than dogs, between their eight and tenth year. Owners should start to consider age-related issues at 6-8 years in dogs, and 10 years in cats.