Did you know that cats and dogs get more than one birthday a year?

Dogs and cats age much faster than humans, this means by the time a dog or cat is seven (human years) of age they are already a senior pet. We all wish that pets could live a little longer, and we are dedicated to ensuing your pets live a long, healthy and happy life.

Most pets have a health check-up once a year. However, one dog or cat year is roughly equal to seven human years, so imagine if you only visited the doctor once every seven years! A lot can happen during this time, this is why regular vet health checks for your pets are very important.

 

Take a look at our age chart for a guide on how old your pet is (this number can vary based on the size and species of your pet). To help them stay as healthy as possible we recommend a twice yearly check up by our team. This will allow us to detect and effectively manage any health conditions in their early stages.

 

As your pet ages you might find that their hearing or vision are impaired. They may have difficulty getting up from lying down or they may tire easily. Some changes in their activities may indicate that there is an underlying health problem or that your pet is uncomfortable. The good news is that there are many options for managing age-related issues and seeing us early with any concern is the best way for us to help your furry friend. Please get in touch with our team today.




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