We at Croton Animal Hospital recommend that a physical examination for all older pets be performed semiannually. In general, your pet is considered to be entering those “golden years” at age seven for dogs and age ten for cats. Many factors affect our pet’s life expectancy. While some of these factors are not in our control, such as genetics, we can impact our pet’s potential longevity with regular exercise, diet and proactive wellness care.
Your visit with us twice yearly gives us the opportunity to discuss these items and to perform a thorough physical exam on your companion. A specific senior wellness blood profile may be recommended to evaluate organ health, hormone levels and to monitor for metabolic changes over time.