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September is Senior Health Awareness Month

Did you know that every year for a dog or a cat is equivalent to several years for a person when it comes to aging? Unfortunately, health becomes more of a priority as the years pass by. Pets at age 7 years of age and older may be at an increased risk of developing age-related problems such as arthritis, diabetes, liver and kidney disease. Regular exams and senior wellness profiles (blood tests and urinalysis)can give a more complete picture of your pets overall health.

Early detection of disease can mean more years of love, comfort and enjoyment with your best friend, who is always there for you.

If you have noticed any changes or problems in the following list please contact us

Skin-Hair loss or dry flaky skin

Lumps, warts, cysts

Mouth-Bad breath, tartar on teeth, inflamed gums

Ears-Odor from ears, head shaking

Chest-Coughing, gagging, listless, lacking energy

Stomach-Vomiting, diarrhea, changes in appetite

Legs/Back-Limping stiff, slow to rise after resting

Kidneys/Bladder-Increase or decrease in water consumption, urinating. Going out in the middle of the night

Behavior-Excessive sleeping, unusual eating, decrease in activity

Physical appearance-weight loss, muscle loss, weight gain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age Matters
Did you know that every year for a dog or a cat is equivalent to several years for a person when it comes to aging? – See more at: http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/pet-health/my-pets-perfectly-healthy-why-should-i-see-my-veterinarian#sthash.kVCjq7er.dpuf

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