Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans.
By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age. By age seven, many dogs, particularly larger breeds, are entering their senior years.Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time.
Importantly, most conditions are best treated when detected early and appropriate intervention occurs.
Today’s pets are living longer than ever, and are suffering from many of the same chronic health problems that we are. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.
Preventative health is key to this, and at Kangaroo Flat Veterinary Clinic, this is something that our staff are very passionate about.
Remember that we are guided best by what you tell us during your consultation, so feel free to write yourself a list of anything you have noticed, or bring in photos, videos or even products/foods that you may be giving your pet
Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.