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  1. Thanks for sharing amazing content. I have two senior cat and one bulldog.most of the time my wife is taking care of them when i was in office. I need to know which food is perfect for my senior cat and should i get a kitten for my 1 year old cat?

  2. Aww, Gracie is so beautiful! I love that she still has the energy of a kitten, good for her! It’s true, senior pets’ dietary needs change as they age. I’m glad Hill’s has a food that addresses those changing dietary needs.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  3. Senior pets are awesome. We think our cat is 17, but we aren’t sure. He has lived with us for the last 15 years. He is very unique in personality and I think he’s really an old dog trapped in a cat’s body.

  4. Senior pets are the best, thank you for shedding light on their wellness. Our Babu is 14 and he is still so active! We work with a rescue in our city of San Francisco called Muttville who only rescue senior dogs (7 yrs or older).

  5. Senior pets are the best – at least until they get sick. They’re so much more agreeable and easier to deal with, especially if you don’t have kids or have a busy lifestyle. I just lost one of my senior dogs and have another senior at home. They do need a different diet than younger, more active dogs.

  6. I’ve been thinking about fostering or adopting lately and definitely thinking adopting an older cat will be the way to go. So many people go for the cute cuddly little kittens forgetting about the fabulous adult and senior cats.

  7. Great post! I have a senior cat, she is approx 10 years old but she is acting so well for her age. She is active and youthful as if she was a kitten πŸ˜€

  8. My rescue cat Nala lived to nearly 18 and my rescue dog Isabelle nearly 16. Bother were amazingly fit until the last few months of their lives when they slowed down quite a bit. I am always impressed with the research and the good works Hills do- glad the food is working for you. Kilo is 5 but good to be prepared.

  9. Layla my dog is nearly 11 years old and I cook for her, she is so energetic since I have been doing this and my vet agrees with me totally. Yes senior pets rock and we have an amazing organization here in San Francisco “Muttville” which rescues seniors and the I have a friend who has a sanctuary for senior animals “DREAMS, a final resting place for Disabled R Senior Animals. A home sanctuary in the hills of the central valley of Cali, for senior animals in need.”

  10. I see so many senior dogs and cats that need rehoming. If we ever decide to rescue another dog, I would like to give a senior dog a comfortable, loving home with us.

  11. Our pack is approaching or in the senior pet category so we understand the special needs they’ll require. Rhette, our at least 9 yr old cat, loves his Hill’s Perfect Weight food and we are unable to get him on a diet specifically for seniors, Taffy our 9 year old Cocker is on a senior diet, while Dolly is our youngster at 7 years old. Hill’s has great options for every pet need and think they’re a great choice. Sandra and Dolly

  12. I am sorry but I really believe that the Hill’s senior formula is horrible. I believe feeding an individual. Meaning, feeding an individual dog based on their health status. Overall, good, quality food is always appropriate, supplemented as needed with things such as joint support etc.

    1. No need to apologize for your opinion, Jana. As far as I’m concerned, Hill’s Science Diet Youthful Vitality is magical. Both of my senior cats have more energy, their coats are shinier, they’re shedding less, and they’re more playful. Neither cat has any major health issues so they don’t require any specialized diets (e.g., diabetes, kidney disease, etc.,). I’m tickled pink with the results.

  13. I had 2 seniors and it is the most amazing experience to watch them grow old and be there for them. Diet is so important and we did change theirs to accomodate their unique needs which I do think is what helped them live to be 14 and 14.5! Never tried Hill’s though, I love that they are doing more for our pets so may take a look at their foods as well.

  14. Senior pets are amazing! We’ve got a 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who has been a part of our family for the past 2 years. You would never know she is 17, as she acts and seems so much younger. Senior animals have so much love to give and joy to bring into a home – it breaks my heart to know that they are overlooked at shelters so often. Thanks for helping to raise awareness and to help seniors!

  15. We have 2 senior cats in our house, Lily who turned 15 in summer and Lloyd who will be 13 come this March. think it’s so important to understand the needs of the senior pet, from ensuring they have regular vet checks and the proper nutrition that addresses the senior pet.

  16. We are hyper conscious of senior issues and food due to the arrival of Nemo, then Dusty and now Harvey, Hill’s do a great job with their specialised food, and I would be lost without them!

    Bandit is a totally amazing rock star cat!

  17. I am so glad Hills is helping to spread awareness about adopting senior pets!
    We have a full house right now but when we are able to adopt again we do plan to bring home a senior pet, or a special needs pet, paired pets etc. We want to focus on those most often overlooked!

  18. My brother has a senior canine and she’s just amazing. I hate to think what will happen when she comes to the end of her life. She’ll be sadly missed πŸ™

    Louise x

  19. I love cats and have had several in my life. They take a special part of your heart πŸ™‚ Our cats are still young yet (Almost 4) but my parents had a senior cat before she passed away last year. These are great to know!

  20. These are all great ideas! I know that having the right food and nutrients for a senior pet is so important. We did the puppy phase with one of our dogs and I am never going back there again. They are cute when they are young but so much work, I think we will definitely be adopting older dogs in the future. It is a better fit for our family.

  21. Senior pets still have so much love to give. It saddens me to think about people giving up an animal just because it gets older. My dog is 12 years old and I feel like he has a lot of needs now.

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