Due to domestication, improved veterinary care and dietary changes pets are living longer than ever before – and we want to keep it that way! However,because of the increased life span we are starting to see a lot more age related problems. Noticing and treating these problems early can mean many more happy years with your pet.
Cats and Dogs aged 8 years and over are classed as senior pets. As our pets start to get older their bodies start to go through many changes, slowing them down and also possibly leading to health problems. Throughout September we are offering special discounts for our elderly patients to try and help you to help your pet to have as happy and as long life as possible.
Senior health checks
Not all health problems can be picked up from a physical examination alone – but a thorough examination and a detailed history from you will point us towards any possible problems.
Whether your elderly pet is already showing signs at home or if you are just wanting them checking over – call and book in today!
As our pets get older their bodies start to go through some changes – which could potentially lead to health problems in your pet. These can be things like Arthritis, Kidney disease and Heart Problems. Most health problems will have associated clinical signs which you may see at home. However, some subtle changes are not always noticed but may be picked up on examination.
We are always available to give you any information or advice you require. If you think your senior pet may be displaying any different behaviours at home but are not sure if something is wrong, call and speak to one of us at the surgery, we can give you advice over the phone if this is suitable or arrange an appointment for a Senior Health Check if necessary.
Or if you would simply like to know more about clinical signs and things to look out for in elder patients, speak to one of us today, we are more than happy to help.