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Hello from Peterborough ON. We have had Marley for over 7 years and she was rescued when she was 7 months.

I am wondering what age is considered "senior" for a Golden. She is very healthy and still plays like she is still a puppy

We are looking forward to having her around for many many years yet

Thanks in advance

Don
 

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Depends on the dog breed, but for Gol;dens it is 6-8 years based on a few factors like if they are an athlete or generally very active still. You might consider that particular dog a senior closer to 8. As far as switching foods, once you notice them starting to slow down anytime from 6 years on is when to make the change to senior food. I had one dog that was crazy active until 9 years old sop to keep the weight on they were on regular adult food until 9.
 

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At my vet, they begin "senior wellness" annual blood panels at age 7, and begin examining and watching them as seniors at that age (at least for Goldens; not sure if that is the case for all dogs across the practice). But a healthy, fit Golden can continue to play ball, hunt, swim, hike, etc. up to age 12, 13.. and even beyond.
 

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Here is some Senior Care Guidelines, I went through all the info and updated the links.


The Guidelines in Canada may be different, those above are for US. I'd ask your Vet about their Senior Wellness plan.
 
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