In general, we consider a dog to be senior once he or she has reached the age of 8 years, but this should really take into account the breed. Larger dog breeds will reach a senior age sooner than smaller dog breeds, since larger dog breeds also live a bit shorter on average.
It's important to keep a close eye on ageing signs of your dog. Examples of this include joint pain or stiffness, teeth problems or the appearance of age-related disease*. These symptoms might indicate it's the right time to switch to a senior food, if you haven't already done so.
Our lower-calorie, grain-free senior recipes are perfect for older dogs. That's because they're full of lean protein and provide a rich source of Omega 3, which is good for aging brains. Our senior recipes also contain glucosamine and chondroitin, which support joint health. To measure the ideal portion size for your dog, we recommend you follow the guidelines on our packaging.
Can a senior dog eat adult dog food, or vice versa? Absolutely! Just bear in mind that older dogs tend to be less active. And, because they need less energy during the day, you'll need to cut back a bit on their daily intake to prevent them becoming overweight.
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