What is the Difference Between Senior and Geriatric Pets?

December 13, 2017

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, veterinary dental specialist at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas, explains that senior pets are at 75% of their expected lifespan while geriatric pets are at 100% of their expected lifespan and upwards.

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, veterinary dental specialist at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas, explains that senior pets are at 75% of their expected lifespan while geriatric pets are at 100% of their expected lifespan and upwards.

The expected lifespan of an animal can vary based on size, breed, and overall health.