Just like with people, age can creep up slowly on pets. Pet parents might not realise their furry friend is starting to display some age-related changes.
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.
If you see four or more of the signs of ageing then go to your vet and ask about Prescription DietTM k/dTM + Mobility – combining our best science to manage geriatric pets.
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Your pet is now confused by ordinary things like how to find their bed, or is barking for no reason
Bad breath, red swollen gums, difficulty chewing, changes in eating habits
Naps have become more appealing than active play, running or jumping
Signs of discomfort, lameness or pain, difficulty rising from rest
Your pet doesn't socialise with you as much as before
Drinking more than usual, urinating more frequently, losing weight, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea & weakness
Your pet is well trained but has started having accidents
Coughing, panting more often, short of breath & tires rapidly
Sleeping patterns have changed with more awake time during the night
Dulling coat, lumps or bumps skin odour, excessive scratching licking or chewing, poor grooming
Your pet is showing some signs of ageing which may be slowing them down mentally and physically.
Go to your vet and ask about Prescription DietTM k/dTM + Mobility – combining our best science to manage geriatric pets.
Also ask your vet for an 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 long, happy and healthy life.
It seems your pet may not be showing many signs of ageing. Consider feeding Science PlanTM Youthful Vitality - cutting-edge
food science to fight the effects of ageing for healthy senior pets.
Remember, regular veterinary examinations can detect problems in older pets before they become advanced or life-threatening, and improve the chances of a longer and healthier life for your pet.