As pets age, their healthcare needs change as they become more susceptible to certain health issues. The risk of disease increases with age and has the potential to worsen within a matter or weeks.
Since September is Senior Pet Wellness Month, a time that’s all about showing our mature pets a little extra love and attention, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure they stay happy and healthy well into their golden years. Early detection can help prevent disease and minimize suffering of an older pet. So celebrate your senior pet’s health in September!
While annual check-ups are important for pets of all ages, making more frequent vet visits is especially important for mature pets. We consider pets that are seven years old and older to be senior-aged pets. At this stage in their lives, dogs and cats are more susceptible to contracting health issues, including the following:
We recommend bringing your senior pet to our facility at least twice a year for head-to-tail examinations and evaluations, vaccinations and lab tests. Routine visits to Woodland allow our veterinary team to stay on top of your senior pet’s health and keep you in the know about any potential ailments.
Regular veterinary check-ups are some of the easiest ways to ensure the health of your mature pet, but there are a few other things you can do to keep your senior pet happy and healthy, including:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your mature pet’s health, Senior Pet Wellness Month is the perfect time to give Woodland a call. We’re always open—even on holidays and weekends!
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