Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age and by age seven, our pets are considered seniors.
Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Today’s pets are living longer than ever so preventative health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening.Every pet should have a minimum of an annual health check each year which should include a vaccination. It is also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.
We also recommend regular blood screening tests as pet's age to assess their general health and organ function, which can allow us to identify and treat health issues earlier.
Other important checks, especially for aging pets include osteoarthritis checks, cardiovascular checks, dental checks and kidney/liver blood screening.
To book a health check with one of our veterinarians, please call the clinic on 93411200 or book online