i have an almost-eight year old miniature poodle…should i start feeding him a diet for…

i have an almost-eight year old miniature poodle…should i start feeding him a diet for senior dogs? he has a tendency to be a little bit chunky ( like his mother ) thanks!

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello! Thanks for asking about your poodles diet! In general, the guidelines for classifying a dog as geriatric are based on breed and size. The smaller breeds of dogs live longer than the larger breeds, so I classify a small breed dog as geriatric at about 10 years old. There are many wonderful diets now available to just about every size, shape, age, and disease out there. It is incredible how far veterinary nutrition, and equally, interest in it has come. Ask your vet at your next annual (or semi-annual for geriatrics) is best for your pet. And remember to… Read more »