Pets, on average, age between five to eight times faster than we do. By age two, most of our animals have already reached adulthood. At age four, many are entering middle age and 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. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity,arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age. Unfortunately, many of our pets will experience a potentially serious illness/injury during their lifetime. At Delatite Veterinary Services, this is one of the many reasons we strongly recommend annual health checks.
Because we perform a thorough physical examination of your animal each and every time you visit us, it allows us detect potentially serious changes at an early stage. Then we can work with you to treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening issue for your pet.
Annual health checks are also a fantastic opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other concerns you may have.
Call us today to book a health check for your pet with one of our vets.