By Tanya Fyfe DVM
Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 

Caring for senior pets

Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe


November 18, 2021

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Tanya Fyfe, DVM. Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic •

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine and increased nutritional knowledge, many animals are living longer lives. This means there are more and more senior pets out there who tend to have specific needs. In general, most veterinarians consider a dog or cat who is older than seven years to be a senior pet.

Most pet parents will notice things like more grey hair or a slower pace as their animal companions age but there can also be subtle changes that people don't always realize are a symptom of aging that can affect a pet's quality of life.

Arthritis is a very common part of aging that mo...

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