The exact age a pet enters their golden years will vary depending on their species, breed and overall size. For example, a small breed dog has a much longer lifespan than a Great Dane. We generally consider dogs around 7 or 8 years and cats around 11 years old to be a “senior citizens." VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center offers both preventative and urgent senior pet care in Carmel. Our late night and weekend hours make it easier for owners to get their senior pets what they need, no appointment necessary.