So, you and your furry loved one have spent another year together! Memories have been made and the bond between pet and pet parent has grown stronger. Through all these great times of owning a pet, we can often overlook the fact that they age faster than us. With information provided by the AVMA, pets are declared seniors by the age of 7 years old. Thanks to better care, pets are living longer now than they ever have before! As pets get older though, they need extra love and attention.
Getting your senior pet in for regular veterinary exams can help detect problems in older pets before they start exhibiting symptoms. Bloodwork can help detect early signs of diseases and provide a great baseline for future lab work and for observing trends in your pet’s health. Issues pertaining to thyroid, diabetes, kidneys, etc. can be found early and treatments can begin before the diseases progress.
We recommend bringing your pet in for senior bloodwork every 6 months. This can help with establishing the trends mentioned earlier. We are having 10% discount on all senior bloodwork during the month of January! Take advantage of this great offer!