Have you noticed your pet’s age-related changes? Does your dog get up more slowly when you call him? Has your cat stopped jumping on the bed?
Age-related changes, like mobility issues, mental decline, decreased hearing or failed eyesight, affect our pets, too. They feel those stiff joints upon waking and may even sleep more soundly, as the noises they once alerted you to now fall victim to their hearing loss.
Discuss any physical or behavior changes with your veterinarian. If your vet says the changes are due to aging, here are some tips to help make life easier for your pet.