Like humans, sometimes your pet may require a special diet, especially as they enter their senior years.

If your pet is experiencing some less than desirable symptoms like excess gas, rashes, or an upset stomach it may be an indication that their food isn’t reacting well with their body.

If your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian.

Your veterinarian may recommend changing your pet’s diet as they may have an allergy or an intolerance to some common cat or dog food ingredients.

Like humans, allergies in pets can develop overtime. As a result, it’s best to monitor your pet for any abnormalities in their behaviour and day-to-day functions.

As our furry friends age, their level of activity decreases, resulting in the consumption of too many calories, which can lead to obesity.

Many older pets also require ingredients that are easier to digest. Special senior diet formulas for dogs and cats can address the changing nutritional needs of aging pets. 

Dogs enter their senior life stage at around half of their lifespan. For larger breeds, that’s generally around age six. For smaller breeds, it may be closer to eight. Cats generally enter their senior years around age seven to 10, although it can vary for each cat. 

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