Pets age faster than people
Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered, “how old are you in human years”? Pets age at different rates but they all age faster than humans. In fact, the first year of your furry friend’s life is equal to about 15 human years.
And, as with humans, many factors play a part in how quickly your pet will age. Size and breed play a role along with nutrition, exercise and genetics.
Why does age matter?
Figuring out our pet’s age in human years can help us to see them at their actual age as they grow older so that we can be attentive to their changing needs. It is also important to watch for symptoms of aging so that you can give them the support they need to make the most of their golden years.
Check out the chart below to find your pet’s age in human years. If your pet is entering their senior years or if they are showing symptoms of age and you would like help selecting products to support them, stop by your neighborhood Pet Pros. We LOVE senior pets and would love to help!