Being away from home and all of the structured, familiar routines can be more stressful for senior pets than for younger ones. They receive our well-earned extra care and generally have habits and patterns that are more difficult to break free from. Dogs and cats love routine such as knowing what, where and when things usually happen. Pet parents recognize all of this and some parents wonder how their pets' special needs would be able to be accommodated should they need to leave on vacation or for the weekend.
Additionally, senior pets are more likely to have underlying health problems and sometimes they aren't discovered until their routine changes. Common, everyday senior pet health issues include:
Kidney, heart, or liver disease