When our pets reach the age of seven, they are considered seniors, and like humans, benefit from increased monitoring of their health. When one considers that an animal ages approximately seven years to our one, it is like they see a doctor only once every seven years! Because most of the chronic diseases we see in senior pets are progressive, early recognition and treatment (including diet, supplements and/or medication) are key to disease management and progression, resulting in a longer lifespan for our beloved pets.
We encourage a senior wellness visit twice yearly for a thorough examination, blood, urine and fecal screening. Consistent monitoring increases the likelihood that we can slow or reverse disease processes and allow your senior pet to maintain a longer high-quality life.