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.
Given the rapid aging of pets and the importance of early decisions on their long term health, it is critical to consult with a veterinarian regarding pet care strategies.
Palmwoods Veterinary Clinic is not only the best place to visit when your pet is sick or injured but also to receive advice regarding proactive steps you can take starting today.
Since pets age so rapidly, significant health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other severe conditions all increase with age.
Since pets today are living longer than ever, the chances are that many may experience a potentially serious illness during their lifetime. Annual health checks can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They’re also an excellent opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.