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 risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
We recommend that your pets have a once yearly check up, this is usually done at the same time as annual vaccinations. However as your pets go into their senior years or if they have a specific health condition your vet may recommend more frequent checks. Health checks are also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.
Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.
See you and your furry friend soon!