There comes a time when our pets have reached a certain age whereby s/he begins to move slower and be less active than before. It is at this point, we will ­see our once energetic, playful pet for so many years become a calm, thoughtful and understanding friend that sits by your side or curled around your lap or feet. Hence, it is our responsibility as pet owners to understand this particular life stage and provide special attention and comfort to our pets to live a longer, healthier life in their golden years.