Angel, a 13 year old Tibetan spaniel x Maltese, visited the clinic for her annual vaccination. As she is in her senior years now, Angel also received a full senior health check during her appointment.
Angel's senior health check involved:
A hands on physical examination
- Weight check
- Arthritis assessment
- Dental grading
- Cardiac monitoring
- Discussion about senior behaviour
- Eye examination
- Examinations of lumps and bumps
Within the last few decades, advancements in veterinary medicine have caused a dramatic increase in the longevity of our pets. Today, dogs are living longer and healthier lives. If there is a problem with your older dog, don't assume it is just old age and that nothing can be done. With appropriate treatment, many conditions can improve. Talk to your veterinarian about it.
It is also important to remember that if your pet will be staying at a boarding facility over the coming Christmas period, then you must ensure that they are up-to-date with all their vaccinations. All reputable boarding facilities require that your pet has adequate protection against specific diseases and may ask for proof of this in the form of a current vaccination certificate.