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Senior Animals

Senior Animals

Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered a senior can vary by breed and species, we like to start seeing pets for bi-annual exams around age seven.

Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, and general weakness. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets. Staying on top of these issues helps improve the quality of life for your pet in their later years.