Aging Gracefully: The Importance of Senior Pet Wellness Exams

senior pet wellnessSenior pet wellness is improving, thanks to significant advances in veterinary care and technology, along with a greater understanding of the aging process, pets are living longer, healthier lives than ever before.

A pet is generally considered “senior” at around 7 years old, and with many pets now living well into their teens, pet owners will spend significant time on the health and wellness needs of their aging pets.

Along with lifestyle modifications and extra TLC, regular senior pet wellness exams are an integral component of a better quality of life for your best pal.

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A Lot of Love to Give: Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

Maywood_SeniorPet.docx-0.jpgWhile most of us can’t help but dote on a new puppy or kitten, the reality is that caring for a young pet requires a lot of time and energy. Obedience training and curbing behavioral problems is hard work, which is why you might consider adopting a more mature or senior pet.

Unfortunately, senior pets often get overlooked. At shelters and rescues, they are the ones who have the hardest time getting adopted. Many people assume younger is better, and their prejudices (which are often rooted in misinformation) keep stellar seniors from finding their forever homes. Continue…