Our pets age much faster than their human friends and can develop health conditions very quickly. We recommend that senior pets see their doctor more often so that we can diagnose and treat any developing health issues before they threaten your pet’s health. Early detection of illness and disease is critical to living a long and healthy life. We may recommend additional diagnostics, blood screenings, and pain relief medication depending on your pet’s needs.
There are no hard and fast rules about when a pet is a senior pet because all pets age at different rates depending on their size, breed, and lifestyle. As the person who has shared their lives with them, it is important to recognize the subtle signs and gradual changes in your pet’s behavior that could indicate they need to visit their doctor. This is especially important for recognizing and treating pain.