Once your pet is over 12 months of age, they are considered an adult. To keep your adults (dog or cat) healthy, it is important to have regular check-ups and to continue the preventative health regime started as a puppy or kitten.
Annual vaccinations, heartworm prevention, monthly flea and tick treatments and worming, all play a vital role in the long term health of your pet. A check-up once a year allows us to monitor the condition of your pet’s health and identify any potential problems. Regular check-ups enable your pet to live a happier and healthier life for longer.
As pets age they become seniors just like us. The breed and size of a pet determine when they are defined as a senior. Small and medium breeds (up to 9kg and 9-22.5kg) are considered seniors over 7 years of age. Large breeds (22.5-41kg) once they are 6 years old; and giant breeds (over 41kg) once they are 5 years old. 1 dog year is 7 human years and 1 cat year is 6 human years; you may not have had them for long but they may be the same age as you. Senior pets may need a little more attention to maintain a high quality of life.
“A healthy set is a happy pet!” Oral hygiene is just as important in our pets as it is for us, and it becomes more critical with age. Bad breath is often the first sign noticed. A myriad of signs can be seen with dental disease. Other signs include tartar or plaque build up, inappetance, drooling, blood, and resistance to mouth opening. We offer a range of treatment plans to provide your pet with the best dental care.
The following are some helpful resources on how best to care for your pet’s dental hygiene at home