As your dogs get older they need more care, just like old humans. Most dog breeds are considered seniors after about 7 years. Make sure your best friend is taken care of. Here are a few tips to help keep your old dog in the best shape possible. Here is tip #1.
ROUTINE VET VISITS: Although most vaccinations are given annually, it is best to see the vet for a semi-annual checkup between those annual visits, especially as a pet reaches his golden years.
Early detection is key to successful treatment of ailments. Preventative blood screenings and urinalysis are recommended starting at about age 7. Changes in kidney, liver and pancreatic function, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease and high blood pressure are more common in older pets and can be detected during regular checkups and lab work.
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600 or visit our website at: www.greshamanimalhospital.com/