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SENIOR WELLNESS CARE FOR DOGS AND CATS
Our veterinary patients are very good at hiding signs of disease until they are in the advanced stages. Dogs or cats in the wild would be killed by a predator or another member of the pack if they had shown signs of weakness. Because of that instinct, our domesticated dogs and cats tend to hide pain and disease as well. For example with liver or kidney disease, the animal will not show clinical signs that the owner would recognize (not eating, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, etc) until there is compromise of about 80% of the organ. By that time, a lot of the damage that is done to the organ is irreversible or at least will leave the organ damaged to some extent. If the disease can be discovered early, then even if it cannot be reversed, in a lot of cases the progression can be slowed down by changes in diet and adding medication. Just as in humans, as your pet gets older, there is more chance that some of the organs will begin to have problems. So what is the best way to prevent these surprises from happening and shortening the life of your pet?
I know that your desire as an owner is to be able to keep your pet healthy so you can enjoy each others company for as many years as possible. Our desire is to help you be able to do that. In my opinion as well as experts from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the