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7 Key Signs of Ageing

It's easy to forget that our pets are ageing seven times faster than us! As our pets get older, they are more susceptible to age-related diseases.

Many things in life are unavoidable (like taxes!) and ageing has to be on the top of the list for all of us.
Often signs of ageing can be subtle, but there are some key signs that show us that our beloved companions are ageing.

Is your pet showing any of the 7 Key Signs of Ageing?

  • Difficulty rising or walking; difficulty going to the toilet?
  • Drinking or eating more/less?
  • Bad breath?
  • Sleeps more than usual?
  • Has some lump or bumps?
  • Changes in behaviour?
  • Urinating more?

The key to a long and healthy life is early detection of serious health issues. Our senior pets can suffer from cancer, diabetes, poor kidney function, liver failure, heart disease, arthritis or obesity.

That's why it's important for your senior pet to have a health exam twice a year.

At your pets Senior Wellness Exam your veterinarian will perform a physical examinati on from nose to tail including:

  • Joint and arthritis check
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Eyes and ear
  • Teeth and skin
  • Temperature, respiratory and pulse check

Contact your local Greencross Vet and give your pet the gift of a long and healthy life with a Senior Wellness Check today!

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