Age is all a matter of mind, right?
When it comes to our canine friends, the senior years are based more on the state of their organs, body type and breed than actual years. “Though many old guidelines talk about seven dog years being equal to one human year, the size of the dog really depends on the extent to which you can follow that rule,” said Dr. Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC and spokesperson for the International Veterinary Senior Care Society.
“For a dog between 20 and 40 pounds these guidelines are more effective, but it’s not uncommon to see a geriatric Great Dane at age seven or a Chihuahua in its twenties,” Dr. Lobprise said. In most cases, dogs can be considered senior between five and ten years old. So as your pet begins to show signs of aging, here are some helpful tips from Modern Dog Magazine that will keep your dog spry! And for more information on “Improving the Health of Your Pets” visit Positive Health & Wellness !