The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages.

Beginning at around age 7, your pet enters his or her senior years. At this stage, pets often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and cancer. In fact, one out of 10 pets that appears healthy has an underlying disease.1

First, identify your pet’s real age using this chart. Then, discuss ways to keep your pet healthy with your veterinarian.