Most dogs are considered a senior pet when they reach the age range of seven to ten years. Larger breeds can be considered seniors earlier than smaller breed dogs. Many dogs can exhibit a graying of their fur as they age, but there are other signs of aging that you might not notice as much.
It is important that all dogs have an annual checkup or “wellness” visit with their vet. This is even more important as they age, so talk to your vet about whether such visits should become more frequent. Your vet may recommend that your healthy senior dog come in for a check-up every six months.
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