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9 common conditions in older pets

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As Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years’. We all grow older, and those lucky enough to reach the ‘ripe’ old ages will know this can often come at a cost to our health. Our pets are no different, and in fact age much quicker than we do. It is important therefore to ensure that their senior years are as comfortable and disease-free as possible.

At The Finchley Vet we strongly believe in yearly health checks for all animals, however as an animal gets older we will often recommend a checkup every 6 months. This is because our senior patients are more likely to suffer with disease, and early detection and prevention can significantly extend and improve quality of life.

9 common conditions in older pets:

  1. Dental disease

  2. Arthritis

  3. Kidney disease

  4. Cancers

  5. Dementia

  6. Thyroid disease

  7. Heart disease

  8. Liver disease

  9. High blood pressure

Don’t hesitate to call us if you’re worried about anything or you would like to book your pet in for a senior check.

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