Slow the Clock with the Senior Pet Wellness Package

The senior consult is a comprehensive assessment of your pet's health to detect potentially serious age related diseases and conditions at the earliest stages. The earlier your pet's health problems are detected the more options you and your veterinarian have to either cure them, slow their progression or help keep your pet more comfortable in their senior years.

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How does ageing affect older pets?

For many pet lovers, watching our companions grow older is a comforting, rewarding experience. It is hard to believe the same bundle of energy tearing around the yard so many years ago is now the calm and kind old friend curled at our feet. When your friend begins to slow down, to put on a little weight or stiffen up, they need your help and understanding. Unlike a fellow human, your friend can't take responsibility for its care. Your friend relies on you!

Pets age much faster than people do and as your old friend ages two kinds of changes occur. The first is age-related change such as hearing loss, changes in vision or reduced activity. These are normal and cannot be prevented. The second kind is pathological change or disease such as heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis or dental disease. These are, to some extent, preventable or can be successfully managed.

Maintaining a healthy approach

The healthcare your pet receives throughout their lifetime can help minimise and prevent disease as they age. Proper health care incorporates preventative healthcare, exercise, dental care, regular veterinary check-ups and eating a balanced diet.

How do I give my pet the best life in their senior years?

The answer is early diagnosis and treatment, which can be achieved by visiting your veterinarian for twice yearly check-ups. Dogs and cats age much faster than we do and as a result, health problems progress much more rapidly. Australian pets are living longer than ever and are increasingly suffering from many of the same chronic diseases that affect humans.

 

Common problems areas for your ageing pet:

Lumps & bumps, Eyes, Hearing, Heart & Lungs, Joints, Kidney & liver
Lumps & bumps, Eyes, Hearing, Heart & Lungs, Joints, Kidney & liver
 

Observe your pet for the EARLY WARNING SIGNS of ageing and age-related diseases:

  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Loss of housetraining
  • Difficulty rising, walking or climbing stairs
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • A persistent cough
  • The appearance of lumps or bumps
  • Bad breath, plaque, or bleeding gums
  • Diarrhoea or vomiting
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Ear odours, redness, scratching, or head shaking
  • Excessive drinking and/or urination

It is common to assume these signs are a normal part of the ageing process; however, these symptoms often indicate underlying age-related disease. If you notice any of these changes please discuss them with your local vet.


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