I'm just wondering this cause my little potato just turned 6. I think I heard somewhere that a dog becomes "senior" status when they are about 2/3 through the average life expectancy? Which for a basenji would be…. 8ish? I have already switched Tayda to a senior food because of her elevated BUN/Creatinine values hoping to bring them down with a lower protein food, but I was wondering when is a B officially considered a "senior"?
I tried to give her the Innova senior because of the probiotics which are supposed to help keep UTI's away, but she hates it. hates. I've mixed with different things - baby food, cottage cheese, etc etc.. and she will literally lick the stuff off the food and leave it. I had both Lenny and Tayda on Wellness Core which they both LOVE. I think she's pissed he still gets to eat it and she doesn't. So now, I switched her to the senior blend of the Wellness line and she seems to like it better.
Anyone else out there feeding their B a senior food?