Aging Pets Directory
As pets age, they need different care. They may need a different diet and forms of exercise. They may also experience health problems such as joint pain, blindness, deafness, urinary problems, and more. It's important to know how to care for your pet throughout its life. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to care for an aging pet, what health concerns to be aware of, and much more.
What Happens When You Put Your Pet to Sleep?
You’ve made the hard choice to put your pet to sleep. Learn what happens next. Does it hurt? Should you be there? Can you do it at home?
Behavior Problems in Older Dogs
As they age, our dogs often suffer a decline in functioning. WebMD discusses symptoms, types and treatments for behavior problems in old dogs
Aging Cat Behavior Changes, Problems, and Treatments
WebMD discusses cat behavior issues that may come up as your cat ages such as biting, anxiety, sleeplessness at night, confusion, and more.
End of Life Care for Pets FAQ
WebMD answers frequently asked questions about end of life care for pets.
Is It Time to Put My Pet Downto Sleep?
It’s the hardest decision a pet owner will face: How do you know when it’s time to put an aging or ailing pet down?
Senior Dog Food: Meeting Aging Canines’ Nutritional Needs
As your dog ages, he may gain or lose his appetite, either of which may pose health problems. WebMD helps you care for your senior dog’s nutritional needs in the later stages of life.
Help Your Older Dog Get Around: Learn How to Keep an Aging Pet Active
Keep your older pet active. Learn to set the right pace, read your dog’s stamina, and how to use tools like strollers, carts, car ramps, backpack carriers, and more.
Food and Supplements for Your Senior Cat
Some aging cats lose their appetite or become obese. Experts tell WebMD how to feed your senior cat and what nutritional supplements he might need.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 20 Things You Can Learn from Your Pets
Are you as happy as your dog or cat? WebMD's slideshow covers pet habits that could teach us a lesson in becoming happier and healthier.
Slideshow: 25 Popular Dog Breeds and Their Health Problems
Thinking of getting a purebred dog? Watch this WebMD slideshow to learn about common health issues among the 25 most popular dog breeds.
Slideshow: Pet Photos: Love My Pet
See how much people love their pets. Look at pet photos of adorable dogs and cats doing cute things that make their owners love them.
Slideshow: Winter and Holiday Pet Photos
See cute holiday pet photos. Look at cat and dog winter photos with pets playing in the snow and celebrating the holidays.