The answer is early diagnosis and treatment which can be achieved by visiting your veterinarian for twice yearly check-ups. Dogs and cats age much faster than we do and as a result, health problems progress much more rapidly. Australian pets are living longer than ever, and are increasingly suffering from many of the same chronic diseases that affect humans.
These diseases include:
- Kidney failure
- Dental disease
- Liver and intestinal disorders
- Behavioural issues relating to senility
- Vision problems
Early detection is key, and fortunately there are many ways we can treat these conditions and improve the quality of your pet's life. You can also help us by looking out for changes in your pet, and bringing them to our attention as soon as possible.