Due to their shorter lifespan, pets age more quickly than humans. Like us, they experience many age-related conditions, such as arthritis and joint pain, as well as the increased likelihood of cancer. Therefore, it’s important we more closely monitor your elderly pet’s health than that of a younger animal.
At Sangaree Animal Hospital, we provide more frequent check-ups to make sure your senior pet is staying healthy and pain-free. We recommend senior pets come in for check-ups at least twice a year. We'll look for symptoms of age-related issues, and may conduct diagnostics that include blood tests, x-rays, or urinalysis to identify potential problems.
Overall, we’ll serve as your partner in keeping your senior pet happy, healthy, and as active as possible in the golden years of life.