HEAD: Why Your Senior Pet Should See the Vet
It can be hard to admit when we see the signs of old age in our animal companions, but the fact is that most dogs are considered seniors when they hit seven, cats around nine. Pets age much more rapidly than humans, which means diseases and illness progress quicker as well.
To ensure that your pet has the longest, healthiest, most comfortable life possible, XXXX encourages you to bring your pet for exams and blood tests twice each year. This way, we can track how your pet is aging, and we’ll have better chances to catch any underlying diseases before they’re big problems.
Blood tests are one of the most important parts of a senior exam. These blood screenings—often referred to as a “senior panel”— monitor red and white blood cell counts and reveal how well the kidney, liver, pancreas, and thyroid are functioning. Your vet may recommend a chest x-ray to ensure that the heart is a normal size and that there are no masses in the lungs.
Senior exams also give the doctor a chance to look at how your pet is moving and to do a dental examination. Periodontal disease is always a threat to our pets’ health and comfort, and it’s particularly tough on older pets.
Schedule an appointment for your senior pet by calling 999-999-9999.