How to take care of old dogs
Animals age much faster than humans. You likely have heard that a dog ages approximately seven years for every year we experience. Old age is not a disease, it, however comes with inevitable challenges that can be overcome with early intervention. As we get older, we have a few more aches and pains and we take medications to keep us going strong. Well, the same is true for our pets; we can help you keep your furry family members healthy and happy throughout their lives.
When your dog or cat reaches about seven years of age, it is time to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss the age related issues that may affect his health. Mature pets are much more likely to have silent conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease or thyroid and other hormonal issues. Our pets are creatures of habit. If you notice any changes in their daily habits, it could be a tip off to an underlying medical condition. If you see your pet is drinking more water than usual, has a change in bathroom schedule, or has a personality change; we need to know about it.
Call us today to talk to one of our doctors about potential issues that can develop as pets grow older.