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.
Safe Pain Meds for Cats
How to safely treat your cat’s pain.
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.
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
End of Life Care for Pets FAQ
WebMD answers frequently asked questions about end of life care for pets.
Aging Cats Q&A: Health and Mental Problems in Older Cats
WebMD veterinarian experts answer common questions cat owners have about their aging felines.
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.
Dog Joint Health: Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Other Joint Problems in Dogs
WebMD veterinary experts answer commonly asked questions about joint problems in dogs, including what causes osteoarthritis, what breeds are more susceptible to joint problems, and whether or not surgery is necessary.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats
Pet emotions, body language, contagious diseases, intelligence, and care are explored in this myth-busting feature. Pictures illustrate puzzling dog and cat behaviors in a glance.
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.
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.
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.