It’s easy to forget that our pets are ageing around seven times faster than us. As our pets get older, they are more susceptible to age-related diseases. Often, the signs of ageing can be subtle. Here are some key signs of ageing in our beloved companions.
The seven signs of ageing
difficulty rising or walking, or going to the toilet
- appetite change
- bad breath
- sleeping more
- lumps or bumps on skin
- behaviour changes
- increased urination
The key to a long and healthy life is the early detection of health issues. Our senior pets can suffer from cancer, diabetes, poor kidney function, liver failure, heart disease, arthritis or obesity.
That’s why it’s important for your senior pet to have a health exam twice a year.
At your pets senior wellness exam, your veterinarian will perform a physical examination from nose to tail including:
- joint and arthritis check
- lumps and bumps
- eyes and ear
- teeth and skin
- temperature, respiratory, and pulse check
Contact your local Greencross Vet and give your pet the gift of a long and healthy life with a senior wellness check today.