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how to care for senior pets

The needs of our pets change as they grow older. It’s our job as fur parents to provide them the proper care and nutrition they need to ensure that they can stay happy and healthy longer!

What is Senior Pet Food?

There are many kinds of “senior” pet food available in the market today and there’s a tendency that we associate them only with formulations like lower protein, lower phosphorus, and less caloric content. But, they’re not just that! There are other ingredients found in some senior pet food that can help support the needs that are unique to our older pets.

What Makes It Different?

One key difference between senior dog food and adult dog food is the specific nutrient profile that can help manage weight and disease. But, of course that’s not the only thing fur parents should be looking at - it would be good to consider all the ingredients found in your pet’s food. 

Some pet foods contain “meat-meals” or fillers made of animal by-product and these are highly processed and low in quality.

When Should I Switch My Pet to a Senior Diet?

Every furry friend is special and the effects of ageing are different. It’s good to keep in mind that while it’s not necessary for ageing pets to switch from adult pet food to senior pet food, there are some who can definitely benefit from it. This is true for pets that have to undergo weight management or already have some medical issues.

Signs of Ageing

There are many factors that can affect ageing in animals and these include breed, size, genetics, and other existing health problems; however, fur parents could also be on the lookout for some common signs of pet ageing. These include:

There are many factors that can affect ageing in animals and these include breed, size, genetics, and other existing health problems; however, fur parents could also be on the lookout for some common signs of pet ageing. These include:

Decrease in energy levels 

Increase in sleep 

Change in weight 

Incontinence 

Decline of hearing and/or vision 

Dental problems 

Medical issues 

Benefits of Senior Pet Food

Quality nutrition is important, especially when our pets are in their Golden years. One thing we can do as a fur parent is visit the vet to get expert advice on the proper diet and choose high quality food. 

Mog & Marley offers a wide variety of senior pet food that are made of whole meat. They are delicious and packed with vitamins and antioxidants that give your senior pets the nutrients that they need.

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