Senior Pet Care
in Broomfield, CO



 than humans. When they become senior pets, we recommend more frequent exams, since older pets are more at risk for certain health problems than younger pets.

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As you know, the risk for certain health conditions for humans increases with age. The same is true for pets. Some of the most common health issues that affect senior pets include arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, liver disease, obesity, cancer, and incontinence. Hearing and vision loss, and cognitive dysfunction are also common among senior dogs and senior cats.

The caring team at Broomfield Veterinary Hospital can prevent or treat some of these and other problems that affect senior pets. To help us provide preventive care for your senior cat or dog in Broomfield, CO, we recommend that you bring them in at least twice a year for a comprehensive wellness exam. We can also conduct laboratory work to rule out certain illnesses or start treatment if we detect any abnormalities. Keeping your pet updated on their vaccinations is also important.

Pet Aging Vs. Human Aging

Humans are considered senior citizens in their 60s, but what about dogs and cats? When are they considered “seniors”? The age varies, depending on species, breed, and lifestyle. It’s widely known that cats have a longer average lifespan than dogs, and small dog breeds have a longer average lifespan than large breeds. Also, indoor pets typically live longer than outdoor pets. The following chart shows the average age comparison between dogs/cats and humans.

Dog Years VS Human Years

7 dog years = 44 – 56 years
10 dog years = 56 – 78 years
15 dog years = 76 – 115 years
20 dog years = 96 – 120 years

Cat Years VS Human Years

7 cat years = 54 years
10 cat years = 63 years
15 cat years = 78 years
20 cat years = 97 years

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