Common Conditions Affecting Older Pets

Older pets are more likely to develop these conditions
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Liver Disease


With pets living longer, cancer accounts for almost half the deaths of pets over 10 years of age. Dogs get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans while cats have a somewhat lower rate.

But age is not a disease! Although senior pets may develop age-related problems, our diagnostic tests are getting better and better. Ask your vet about the IDEXX Geriatric Screening Test with SDMA.

It can pick up kidney disease up to 4 years earlier in cats and 2 years earlier in dogs. Earlier detection means earlier intervention, which can give your pet the best chance at a happy and healthy life.

If your 7+ pet does not show any signs of ageing consider Science PlanTM Senior Vitality - cutting-edge food science to fight the effects of ageing for healthy senior pets.

For pets showing clinical signs of ageing ask your vet about Prescription DietTM k/dTM + Mobility – combining our best science to manage senior pets with signs of ageing.


Tell Tail signs of ageing

Know the Tell Tail signs of ageing

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