Senior Pets Month: Part two

Senior Pets Month: Part two

So what are some keys to making sure my senior pet has the best care possible?

Weight reduction or normal weight.  Just like in humans, most pets are carrying extra weight.  For your pets this can lead to joint damage, premature arthritis, organ damage and diabetes and thyroid issues.

Annual blood testing.  Dr. Flanders is not a veterinarian that believes in making you have annual blood work but at the same time, believes it is a valuable diagnostic tool since your pet can’t verbalize any pain or unusual behavior.  Blood work can provide vital information that your pet can’t tell us.

Dental cleaning:  many pets do not need an annual dental cleaning, but having  few over the course of their lifetime can extend their life and the quality of their life.

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