HEAD: How Old is Your Pet, Really?
Waiting one year between wellness exams and screenings isn’t usually a big deal for humans. We age relatively slowly, so it often takes a while for disease processes and ailments to set in and present themselves.
Animals age rather rapidly, though, so a year is a long time when it comes to the health of your pet. Most dogs are considered seniors when they reach seven, cats around nine. Many diseases are more likely to affect your pet once they reach senior status.
Plus, there’s a bit of a communication barrier between us and our pets; since they can’t tell us what’s bothering them directly, we often don’t realize when they’re in pain. This is why early disease detection is so important, especially as your pet gets older.
XXXX’s veterinarians recommend that your pets receive exams twice every year, especially once they are considered seniors. Regular exams allow us to update your pet’s preventative care and keep a closer eye on how your pet is aging. They also often allow us to detect health issues that are more common in older pets, like diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and kidney disease, well before they burden your pet with uncomfortable symptoms.
If your pet needs an up-to-date exam or screenings, call us to schedule an appointment at 999-999-9999.