Senior Dog Health

As your dog ages, their health needs may change. Our experts have crafted informative articles that will help you understand your senior dog's unique health needs and provide practical solutions to common health problems. Read insights into how to recognize signs of age-related illnesses and when to seek veterinary care. Our expert advice and resources will help you provide the  best health care possible for your senior 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?

Articles

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.
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?
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.
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, or Dog Dementia, Explained
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, or Dog Dementia, Explained
The right dog food can make a big difference for a senior dog. Read this testimonial on how Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND changed the lives of Sierra and her owners.
How MCTs Helped One Purina Scientist’s Dog
How MCTs Helped One Purina Scientist’s Dog
Discover how MCTs helped this Purina scientist’s dog retain his bright mind long into his older years.
Should You Give Your Senior Dog Supplements?
Should You Give Your Senior Dog Supplements?
Dog supplements provide beneficial nutritional support that is especially important as dogs age. Learn about dog supplements and if they could benefit your senior dog.