Senior dog care

At seven, your dog is considered senior

Dogs and cats over seven years of age are senior citizens in human years. Everyone gets older, and our best friends age faster than we do.

How old is your dog in human terms?

Time flies when you’re having fun. But at seven years young, your dog is nearing his or her 50th year.

  • At 10 years old dogs have reached retirement age.
  • At 12 years old dogs have hit 77 in human years.

Calculate your dog’s age

Your dog’s age in human years (age varies based on weight and care).


Special friends need special care in their older years. Note: This table is an approximation. As a rule, larger breeds age faster than smaller breeds.

Sherbourne Animal Hospitals can help

As with humans, the need for health care increases with age in dogs and cats too. Like us, animals suffer from aches and pains related to ageing but we can help you ensure that ageing isn’t a pain for your best friend.

Find out more information in our clinic or call us to book an appointment.

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