Pets age faster than people. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. By age seven, many pets are entering their senior years. Because dogs and cats age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time.
Twice-a-year wellness exams can help your veterinarian diagnose, treat or prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They provide an opportunity to discuss nutrition, pet behavior, parasite prevention, dental hygiene and other concerns with the veterinarian. Twice-a-year wellness exams can help your pet live a longer, healthier and happier life.
Parasites can infect your pet (and your family) anytime of the year. External parasites, such as fleas and ticks may be less prevalent outside during certain times of year; however, they often survive in the house during the winter months, creating an uninterrupted life cycle. Other internal parasites, such as worms, may affect your pet all year long. That’s why it is important to consult with your veterinarian to implement a year-around parasite control program.