It’s no secret that pets age faster than people. But, when is a pet considered a “Senior”? Although individual aging varies, most dogs are active seniors at 7 years of age and cats at 10 years of age.
Senior pets, just like us, become vulnerable to multiple health problems as they age. As pets reach their golden years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including weight and mobility changes; osteoarthritis; kidney, heart, and liver disease; tumors and cancers; dental problems and periodontal disease; hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance; and many others. The good news is that many of these problems can be prevented, controlled, or treated if detected in the early stages.
We can help. Senior health care, which starts with twice a year veterinary exams and appropriate testing, is needed to catch and delay the onset or progress of disease and for the early detection of problems such as organ failure and osteoarthritis. During your pet’s exam we will also discuss nutrition, supplements and exercise that will help your Senior Pet enjoy healthier, happier golden years.