Pets age alot quicker than humans. On average they can age five to eight times faster. By age two, they have 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 risk of cancer, diabetes, dental disease, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Pets are living longer than ever with advances in treatments, better nutrition and parasite control. How ever with increased live spans there is also the chance that they may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime.
Annual health checks can help us at 4 Paws Veterinarians to diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become serious or life-threatening. By diagnosing problems early they can often be slowed or corrected.
Health checks are also a good opportunity to ask us about vaccinations, animal nutrition, behavioural issues and parasite prevention.
Call us today at 4 Paws Veterinarians to book a health check consult for your pet with one of our vets.