As pets age, they face an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis among other health problems. Often, symptoms are not readily apparent and the disease may go undetected and untreated. Allowing pets 7 years and older to be examined every 6 months with complete blood work and laboratory testing helps us to detect problems early and prevent progression of disease. Early detection results in faster treatment and better overall health for your pet.
Signs of old age in your pet may actually be symptoms of more serous problems. Your observation of your pet is the most important tool in preventing serious problems.
If your older dog or cat begins to exhibit any of the following symptoms, please let us know: