Autumn & Lola Posted September 22, 2016 Share Posted September 22, 2016 According to the West Highland White Terrier Club of America, a Westie generally enters senior years at age seven. Lola is now 7 1/2. (Wow, how time flies!) I've noticed some signs of slowing down a bit this summer. Although she still runs around like a lunatic, it's not as often or as frantic as when we got her five years ago. I've noticed she takes more naps, and likes to sun herself in the garden more than she ever did. She is also looking a bit heavier, but that may be her hair, since we haven't had her trimmed in several months. She's always been within a few ounces of her original adult weight. She doesn't appear to be achy and her hearing and sight seem fine. When I mentally compared her to 'Fake Lola' last week, she seems positively youthful and spry, but I know that she's not quite the ball of fire nutcase she once was. I'm wondering if we should start her on senior food. She'll have her annual check-up next month so I will certainly ask the vet. However, I was wondering when you all started your dogs on senior food, if in fact you did? Did you also cut down on the treats and/or people food? (The only people food she has at present are peas, carrots, tomatoes, a bit of cheese, boiled chicken, fish and the occasional piece of hamburger or steak, but certainly not all in one day. ) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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