Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered "seniors" when they reach 8-10 years of age depending on breed and size? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet's health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet's daily routine can change as your pet ages. It can be difficult to tell the difference between "normal" aging and a medical problem. As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become more serious.
Regular visits and routine wellness blood work are important for senior pets. With this information we can evaluate how your pet's health is responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet's health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the "golden" years.