Caring for your dog through every life stage

How to take care of your senior dog

Black and white senior dog in foreground of photo
When your dog reaches the age of about seven – a little younger in large breeds (five to six) and older in small breeds (around nine) – they’re generally considered to be ‘senior’.
Retriever and owner sitting outside
You may have noticed some grey hairs on your dog, or sensed that they’ve started to slow down a little – this is all perfectly normal as they approach their senior years.
Retriever and owner
As with any of our loved ones, we don’t like to think of our dogs getting on in years. Aside from a few grey hairs, your pet might not show signs of ageing on the outside.