Senior Dog Articles

As your dog ages, their health needs and behavior may change. Our experts have put together informative articles that will help you understand your senior dog's unique needs. Read about nutrition, exercise, mobility, and cognitive functioning of senior dogs. We also offer insights into how to recognize signs of age-related illnesses and when to seek veterinary care. Our articles are designed to help you keep your aging dog happy and healthy throughout their golden years.

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Senior Dog Activities to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy

It's important to keep your senior dog active and healthy with exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation. Learn how you can help your older dog live a long, healthy life.

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When to Switch to Senior Dog Food
When to Switch to Senior Dog Food
Knowing when to switch to senior dog food can be confusing. Learn how special senior dog food formulas can support your dog's mental sharpness and physical activity.
Dog Dementia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
Dog Dementia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
As dogs age they are more susceptible to cognitive decline. Learn how to spot symptoms of dog dementia and what treatment options are available for dogs who have it.
What Dog Foods Are Best for My Senior Dog?
What Dog Foods Are Best for My Senior Dog?
Discover the food your senior dog needs for a complete and balanced diet.
Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Ready to share in some canine fitness activities with your senior dog? Here are some tips to help you get active—and stay safe—with your older pet.
What You Should Know About Senior Dog Care
What You Should Know About Senior Dog Care
As dogs age, and become senior, their habits and care needs change. Read advice and tips from Purina pet care experts on how you should be caring for your aging dog.
When Is a Dog Considered a Senior?
When Is a Dog Considered a Senior?
Dogs have different lifespans than people, so it can be hard to know when your dog is a “senior” dog. Learn the first signs to help answer, is your dog senior?
Benefits of Senior Dog Food
Benefits of Senior Dog Food
As dogs age, they undergo changes including weight gain and reduced mobility. Learn about the benefits of feeding your senior dog food formulated to meet their needs.
Senior Dog Activities to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy
Senior Dog Activities to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy
It's important to keep your senior dog active and healthy with exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation. Learn how you can help your older dog live a long, healthy life.
Does Your Dog Have Age-Related Cognitive Decline?
Does Your Dog Have Age-Related Cognitive Decline?
Many people mistake their dog’s cognitive problems for physical problems. Find out how to tell if your dog may be having age-related cognitive decline.
An Innovation for Senior Dogs
An Innovation for Senior Dogs
Discover the small change in diet that can help a senior dog’s mind stay bright longer.
How a 10 Year Old Senior Dog Gets to Play Soccer Again
How a 10 Year Old Senior Dog Gets to Play Soccer Again
The right dog food can make a big difference for a senior dog. See how Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND changed Lady's life and the lives of her owners for the better.
What to Feed Older Dogs: When to Consider Senior Dog Food
What to Feed Older Dogs: When to Consider Senior Dog Food
As your dog gets older, his dietary needs will start to change. Learn when you should consider switching to a senior dog food by knowing what to look for.