Just like people, the medical needs of senior animals change over time. In fact, pets age at nearly seven times the rate of humans. As your cat or dog gets older they require different nutrition programs, exercise routines and are prone to a variety of new diseases.
Common Age-Related Diseases:
Separating the natural aging process from arising medical disorders becomes increasingly difficult with aging pets. It is important to consider these changes. and treatment are often adjusted based on patient age and other factors. Routine veterinary visits are the best way to identify, track progress and treat problems early on.
The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that senior pets see their veterinarian every six months. Appointments are increasingly crucial as your pet ages. These visits establish the baseline health of your pet and are used to ensure that they are aging normally.