How to Reduce Age
Associated Risks to Your Pet
Around the age of seven, dogs and cats begin to enter their “golden years.” Luckily for most pets this is only half their lives. The decisions you make regarding exercise and nutrition have a big impact on your older pet. You can help make the rest of your pet’s life healthier and happier. Although your pet may not appear different at the age of seven, his or her dietary and physical needs have changed enough that the feeding and exercise routine you’ve grown used to may no longer be ideal. You can reduce the risk of health problems and help your older pet live a long, full life by having regular veterinary care and nutrition that is specifically designed for your older dog or cat.
7th Year Geriatric Health Check
Because pets enter their mature years around the age of seven, Pet Vet offers a special screening examination designed to look for those diseases and conditions that are more common in older pets.
The 7th Year Geriatric Health Check includes an assessment of your pet’s medical history to see if any risk patterns exist. The check also may include exercise suggestions, nutritional recommendations and screening for:
- Urinary Tract Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Heart Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Skin Conditions
If your pet is seven years or older, he or she may benefit greatly from a Geriatric Health Check. Call Pet Vet today to schedule an appointment.
Reprinted with permission from the brochure, Age 7 Means Something Different For Your Pet, by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Copies of the brochure are available at Pet Vet Animal Hospitals.