Celebrating Seniors

Dec 10, 2012

Our hospital is dedicated to making the most current veterinary health care practices available to your pet. Comprehensive physical examinations, vaccinations, parasite prevention and excellent nutrition all contribute to the health and well being of our precious pets. As a part of providing the best preventative health care to pets, we also encourage clients to have bloodwork and a urine analysis (or “wellness” profile) done on their pets annually. This is particularly valuable for pets who are 7 years of age or older.

Why pets of 7 years of age? The pet/human age equivalent chart below shows that pets at 7 years of age and older may be at an increased risk of developing age-related problems such as arthritis, diabetes, liver and kidney disease.

AGE HUMAN YEARS AGE HUMAN YEARS
1 15 10 56
2 24 11 60
3 28 12 64
4 32 13 68
5 36 14 72
6 40 15 76
7 44 16 80
8 48 17 84
9 52 18 88

The “wellness” profile gives us a more complete picture of your pet’s overall health. It also provides a baseline for comparison with future profile results. If your pet is 7 years of age of older and has not had a “wellness” profile in the past year, we recommend that you call us to discuss the benefits of this testing for your pet.