As dogs and cats get older, they may need that extra bit of attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain healthy as they age. This can help us catch any potential problems earlier when they’re easier to treat or manage. Our team can create a senior wellness plan tailored to your pet’s individual needs. To learn more about our senior wellness program, please don’t hesitate to call us at 519-972-9000.
Why are regular checkups important?
Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is vital throughout a pet’s life. But it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters their senior years. Dogs and cats may not show signs of serious diseases until they are advanced. This is why it is important to bring them in regularly so we can manage any symptoms they may be experiencing earlier on. As your pet enters their golden years, they become more at risk of developing health conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Hormone disorders
- Kidney and liver disease
How do I know when to bring my pet in?
Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes.