Just as our health care needs change as we mature, your pet’s health care needs also change.
Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are quite advanced.
Annual wellness exams, routine blood work, and other diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current medical protocol or changing with time. Your senior pet’s wellness exam is also your chance to address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.