Between 1 and 6 years of age, our pets are in the prime of their lives. This is the time they venture out of adolescence into adulthood. But it is also during this time that some diseases can begin to affect our pet's health. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages and, if left undetected, can put your pet's health at risk and even shorten their life.
Beginning at around age 6, your pet enters their middle age and toward senior years. During these years, pets often begin to develop diseases, common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease and cancer. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages, and if left undetected, can put your pet's health at risk.
The best approach to caring for your adult pet includes preventive testing so that:
- We can establish baseline blood values to serve as a comparison when changes occur.
- We can identify existing health problems that aren't detected through physical exams alone.
- We can monitor progress during treatment if abnormalities are detected.
Remember, pet care is not just about taking care of the emergencies and yearly check-ups. We offer pet wellness services in Country Hills, Stone Oak, and San Antonio, TX and we'll help you plan out the best way to ensure your dog or cat has the longest most trouble-free life possible.