An Aging Pet

Aging pets frequently experience disorientation and it is one of the most common behavioral changes clients notice. 

If your aging pet starts getting lost and confused in your house or outside, it could be a sign of age-related cognitive dysfunction.

Just because your senior cat or dog is slowing down doesn’t mean you should stop playing with them. In fact, regular playtime stimulates aging animals’ brains and keeps them acting younger. So, break out the pet toys and let the fun—and brain benefits—begin!

As with humans, many senior pets start to lose hearing as they age. If your pet is hearing impaired, try tapping on the floor loudly upon entering a room to prevent startling the animal, since this can lead to fear biting.

 

Taking care of your aging pet

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