Celebrating Senior Pets
THE SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Did you know that…?
Cats and Dogs age so rapidly that major health changes can occur in a short amount of time?
Wellness examinations that are completed by your veterinarian can help detect, treat and prevent health problems BEFORE they become serious. Since major health changes can occur in a short amount of time, our veterinarians recommend that senior pets have a wellness examination every 6 months.
Pets that appear normal can have an underlying problem that may only be detected during an examination by your veterinarian?
Since you are the one who cares for your pet you may notice small changes in your pet’s behavior, physical condition or physical abilities. Be sure to let your veterinarian know if you have noticed that your pet has had any changes in their weight, food and/or water consumption, elimination, grooming, difficulty getting up or down, increased stiffness or limping, lumps or bumps, or other behaviors, as these may be warning signs of an underlying health concern.
The risk of cancer, periodontal disease, obesity, kidney disease, thyroid disease and diabetes increases with age?
In addition to a comprehensive physical examination, a complete bloodwork panel, T4 (thyroid) test and urinalysis will provide your veterinarian with the information they need to see if there are any health concerns with your senior pet.
Click here to see some of the things our veterinarians will be checking during your pet’s wellness exam
What can you do to make sure that your senior pet is remaining healthy and happy as they are growing older?
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for your special senior pets!