Having a senior dog or cat does not mean that your pet is close to the end of their life. As is true with humans, age is also a state of mind when it comes to our pets. Getting older in age does not necessarily mean that our pet is biologically old. All of this depends on factors like breed, genetics and overall health.
What to consider about your senior pet’s health
The proper nutrition and exercise is key to keeping your pet healthy, and can be a powerful tool in maintaining proper health as well as disease management and prevention. There is no perfect senior diet for pets simply because no two senior animals are alike. Becoming old is not an indicator of a change in the pet’s diet. For instance, most dogs at a certain age need a hip & joint or a skin and coat supplement to help them stay healthy and moving. Even a digestive supplement or a multivitamin can be added to promote a better working body. It all depends on the pet and their unique needs.
Common issues that senior animals face:
Low kidney function
Loss of appetite
Loss of mobility
Even if your pet has one or more of these, there is no base diet that contains all of the necessary ingredients to combat such issues. Adding the proper supplements that best suit your pet’s needs is key to have a well rounded diet for them.
What to ask yourself
Make sure that your pet is up to date with their veterinarian. Ensuring that you have a clear picture of your pet’s health is essential in giving them the happiest and healthiest life possible!
Activa Custom Pet Food is the best senior formula available because supplementation can be adjusted as needed for your pet. Choose the right base, supplements and oils to guarantee that your pet will have a diet that meets every one of their unique needs!