When your pet gets older, their medical needs change, just like with humans. As they age, your pet may require different nutrition programs and exercise routines, and they are more susceptible to a variety of new diseases including:
- Intestinal disorders
- Kidney and liver disease
- Breast and testicular cancer
- Joint and bone disease
- Cognitive difficulties
It’s very important to consider these changes throughout their lives. When pets become seniors, it gets increasingly difficult to separate the natural aging process from emerging medical disorders. The best way to do this is through routine veterinary visits where we can identify, track progress and treat potential problems early on.
At West Hills Veterinary Centre, we are committed to making sure all pets are happy and healthy, including senior pets, who need more attention and care. If you have a senior pet and have any questions about proper wellness care or if you’d like to make an appointment, contact us online or call us at 252-438-7163 today!