Nutrition of aging dogs

Jennifer A Larsen, Amy Farcas

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Aging is a normal process characterized by a variety of physiologic changes. Geriatric dogs are also more likely to be afflicted with certain disease conditions. Both normal and abnormal physiologic changes associated with aging in the dog may be amenable to nutritional intervention. Specific alterations in nutrients or in dietary characteristics can be beneficial; however, these are best done in the context of an individualized nutritional assessment and monitoring paradigm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-759
Number of pages19
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Aging
  • Canine
  • Diet
  • Geriatric
  • Nutrition
  • Senior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals
  • Medicine(all)


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