As your pet gets older, he or she requires an extra amount of care. For both cats and dogs, they begin their animal “adult” life between the ages of six and seven, although this varies per breed.
Once your pet reaches this age, they can be more prone to cancer, heart disease, kidney/urinary tract disease, liver disease, diabetes, joint or bone disease, senility and/or weakness. Some of these diseases are very insidious and sneak up gradually. By scheduling your senior pet care visits on a more frequent basis, we are more likely to identify early signs of these diseases, get your pet on an appropriate treatment, and ultimately allow you to spend more quality “golden years” with your favorite furry companion.
The best way to keep your pet healthy as they age is by feeding them a nutritious diet (their diet may require changes due to new dietary needs caused by aging), keeping them active, and making sure they are seeing us semi-annually.
If you’re concerned about your senior pet’s health, make an appointment here: http://cedarpetclinic.com/contact-us/make-an-appointment. Our four doctors are ready to help.
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