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. By age seven, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.
Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The chances of tumours, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Regular health monitoring is why today’s pets are living longer than ever. Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening.
They’re also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour, new products or any other issues.
Call us today to book a health check for your pet!