Why do senior pets need a check-up?

Senior pets can experience a variety of health problems as they age.

Some common issues include:

Arthritis and joint pain

Dental diseases

Kidney disease

Liver disease




Thyroid disease

Vision and hearing loss

Heart and respiratory problems

A full check-up allows your veterinarian to assess your senior pet’s overall health.

Visiting your veterinarian at least TWICE yearly once your pet reaches senior status allows for early detection of illness or disease. This means treatment or lifestyle changes can be recommended earlier, to help keep your pet healthier and more comfortable for longer.

If your pet ticks a few of the boxes on our senior checklist and needs some extra assistance to ensure their health and comfort, contact your local Animates Vetcare clinic to book an appointment

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