Senior Care for Dogs

“At 7 years, my pet is just middle-aged, right?”

No, pets' life schedules are very different from ours. At 6 months dogs are like teenagers, and by 7 years they have rolled into their senior years. At CPAH, we provide focused senior care for dogs over 7 because many age-related issues start to appear around that time.

The Goal of Senior Care

The goal of senior care is simple: We want to help you maintain the highest quality of life for your dog and thereby enhance the bond that you share. Together, we can make the senior years the most rewarding years for you and your dog.

Caring for your senior dog means more than treating problems as they arise. Preventive care is the most important component of pet healthcare in all stages of life.

Senior Wellness Program

We recommend minimal lab tests to see if your dog has any hidden health issues or diseases that need attention. We find about 20% of senior dogs have a disease that is not evident from a physical exam alone, but requires medical attention. We offer different packages of tests based on age, species, and breed. These packages are offered at reduced prices.

How Old Is Your Dog?

Animals age differently than humans. The chart below compares a dog's age and weight with the equivalent years to a human's age. Note the years and weights when a dog is considered an adult, senior and super senior.

Dog's Age Dog's Weight in Pounds
  0-20 21-50 51-90 >90
5 36 38 40 42
6 40 42 45 49
7 44 47 50 56
8 48 51 55 64
9 52 56 61 71
10 56 60 66 78
11 60 65 72 86
12 64 69 77 93
13 68 74 82 101
14 72 78 88 108
15 76 83 93 115
16 80 87 99 123
17 84 92 104  
18 88 96 109  
  Equivalent Age in Humans (above)
  Life Stage: Adult Senior Super Senior

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