August Is Senior Pet Month: Learn How To Care For Senior Fur Babies {Infographic}

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Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Sherry Compton says:

    Pets – just like people – have specific needs as they age. Different stages of their lives bring different challenges. It is important to care for your pets as they age and take time to talk to their vet about any changes that need to be made.

  2. Having given us so much joy, senior pets deserve the best tender loving care in their twilight years, when they need us most. It is always so sad to watch your shorter-lived companion age before your very eyes.

  3. We have been fortunate to have been owed by dogs and cats who have always lived happy, healthy long lives, old age has taken them from us but I know they all lived the good life, including crossing over in my arms. This is great info, they need to be treated special and with respect as all elderly humans should!

  4. We adopted a yorkie 2 years ago who is already about 8. He is the best pet ever! Sure do love that little fur ball! Great info here!

  5. We have two senior pets. It is so sad when animals get older (and expensive)!

  6. My moms cat is getting super old, I think her cat falls into that obesity category, lol. I’ll have to talk to her about that!

  7. It is so important to know how to take care of our pets as they age. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this information about senior pets. I have two dogs that were adopted older in life, and are now in the senior stage. I love them to pieces and they give me great job. But, I am ever aware that I need to pay more attention to nutrition and health issues with them. They were mistreated early in life, so I’m glad to give them a warm, loving home for however many years they have left.

  9. I need to figure out what we would do with our pets in case they outlived us. I don’t want them to end up just another sad case in the shelter. Thanks for getting me thinking!