As our furry friends advance in age, their bodies undergo changes very similar to that of humans. Nutritional requirements change, osteoarthritis issues can arise, and the metabolic efficiency of their internal organs is altered. Therefore, a detailed annual examination is recommended to assess your pet’s changing needs.
Often a routine blood profile including a biochemistry, complete blood count or thyroid test is recommended to help assess overall health. If abnormalities are discovered early, often they can be managed quite successfully with medications, prescription diets or natural supplements to help prolong and even enhance your pet’s life.
Prevention is the best medicine!