As our pets get older, their health needs change. Their physical health can deteriorate quickly, which means that a single annual check-up sometimes isn’t enough to keep up with their evolving needs.
As your pet ages, we recommend bringing them in for examinations more frequently - twice annually is our usual recommendation. We also recommend specific adaptations to their lifestyle and sometimes their diet, which we’ll discuss with you whenever you bring your pet in for a visit.
Senior pets of all species and breeds have an increased likelihood of developing arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and blindness/deafness. These more frequent examinations will help us spot potential issues like these early when they’re still either preventable or highly treatable.