Older pets make wonderful companions and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. Your senior pet has medical needs that are very different from puppies and kittens.
Pets age faster than people and are considered to be ‘seniors’ around age 7. Prevention is the key to keeping older pets healthy. Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition may not be readily apparent. In some cases, conditions that may look like the usual signs of ‘old age’ could actually be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, kidney failure or cancer. We recommend all senior pets undergo a routine blood and urine test.