You know pets age faster than people, but did you know most dogs and cats are considered senior pets at age seven? As pets reach their "golden years," they may begin to experience the same aches and pains that we experience as we age. Senior pets require increased veterinary care and, in some cases, changes to their diet or lifestyle. If you are the owner of a senior pet, it is more important than ever to feed your pet a nutritious diet, make sure he or she gets proper exercise, and schedule regular check-ups with your veterinarian.
As they age, pets become more prone to a variety of illnesses, including arthritis, diabetes, gum disease, kidney failure, and cancer. Bringing you pet in for regular wellness visits will help your veterinarian detect problems in their early stages. Even if your pet seems healthy, it is a good idea to have him or her tested regularly, because your veterinarian could detect a condition that has not shown symptoms yet.
Finally, if you observe any concerning changes in your pet's behavior or health in between wellness visits, it is always a good idea to bring your pet in. The earlier a problem is detected, the better your pet's chances of recovery.
Our goal is to help you keep your pet happy, healthy, and by your side for as long as possible.