Caring for your aging dog

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Old age creeps up on us all – and that includes our furry friends. Recognising the signs and being prepared to help them to cope with this stage can go a long way towards improving their quality of life.

Dogs are generally considered to be senior around the age of seven, although this varies from breed to breed. Smaller dogs are considered senior at age eight or nine and larger breeds at around five or six. This is because smaller dogs generally live longer than larger ones. Some pooches age faster due to genetics, overall health or circumstance.

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