October is Senior Wellness Month at Cornelius Vet! This month is dedicated to educating our clients about the changes pets go through as they age. Just like people, the medical needs of senior animals shift over time. In fact, pets age at nearly seven times the rate humans do. As your cat or dog gets older, they require different nutrition programs and exercise routines, and they are prone to a variety of new ailments like heart disease, joint and bone disease, mental and cognitive dysfunction, cataracts and more.
It is important to consider these changes throughout your pet’s life. Separating the natural aging process from emerging medical disorders becomes increasing difficult with senior pets. Our Senior Wellness Program features a complete laboratory workup, physical examination and consultation for a discounted fee.
If your pet is over 8 years old (or 7 years old if you have a large-breed dog) and hasn’t had a comprehensive exam in the past year, now is a good time to come see us. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 503-828-3978