Senior Dog Food

Senior dog food is for pets over 7 years of age. As they are less active, they need fewer calories in their diet. Mature dog food will contain ingredients to help maintain joint & intestinal health. Shop dry & wet foods for senior dogs from the best brands on the Australian market online.

Senior Dog Food FAQ's

What is senior dog food?

Senior dog food takes into account their changing metabolism, reduced activity levels, and potential health issues associated with ageing.

When should I start feeding my dog senior dog food?

The transition to senior dog food usually begins around the age of 7 for most dogs.

What are the differences between regular adult dog food and senior dog food?

Senior dog food often contains fewer calories to help prevent weight gain in older, less active dogs. It may have higher levels of certain nutrients, such as antioxidants and joint-supporting ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin. Additionally, senior dog food tends to be more easily digestible to accommodate potential digestive issues.

Can I keep feeding my senior dog regular adult dog food?

While it's possible to continue feeding regular adult dog food to a senior dog, it may not provide the optimal nutrition for their specific needs. Senior dog food is formulated to address age-related changes and support overall health in older dogs.

What are the benefits of feeding senior dog food?

Senior dog food offers several benefits, including:

  • Balanced nutrition: It provides the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to support ageing bodies.
  • Weight management: Senior dog food helps maintain a healthy weight by adjusting calorie levels to suit their reduced activity levels.
  • Joint health: Many senior dog foods contain ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin, which promote joint health and mobility.
  • Digestive health: Senior dog food often includes easily digestible ingredients to support optimal digestion and nutrient absorption.


Can I mix senior dog food with regular adult dog food?

We recommend transitioning gradually when switching to a new dog food. You can mix the senior dog food with the regular adult dog food over a period of 7-10 days, gradually increasing the proportion of senior food. This helps prevent digestive upset.

Are there any ingredients I should look for or avoid in senior dog food?

Look for senior dog food that includes high-quality protein sources, such as chicken or fish, as the primary ingredients. Avoid foods with excessive fillers, artificial preservatives, and low-quality by-products.


Related categories: Puppy Food, Adult Dog Food, Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Grain Free Dog Food, Hypoallergenic Dog Food, Small Breed Dog Food, Large Breed Dog Food, Low Fat Dog Food, High Energy Dog Food, Dog Treats, Senior Dog Toys, Cat Food, Senior Cat Food


Popular senior dog food brands: Advance, Black Hawk, Hill's Science Diet, Ivory Coat, Meals for Mutts, Royal Canin, Savour Life, Ziwi Peak


Please note: The information on this webpage about senior dog foods is related to the Australian pet market.

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