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Care Tips For Senior Pets With Health Problems

Pet cats and dogs that are in their senior years become more prone to developing health problems that can have a negative impact on their longevity and quality of life. Because of these, your veterinarian will recommend more frequent health checks. During these visits, bloodwork and urine sampling are often included in the routine check. Symptoms of many health issues tend to be subtle and pets are wired to try their best to conceal any signs that will reveal their pain and vulnerability. Although your senior pet looks fine, a thorough checkup and testing will allow your veterinarian to detect problems before they become well-advanced, irreversible or deadly. Many of these health issues have an improved prognosis with early detection. In cases of non-curable medical issues, early detection can also help ensure that the animal is given proper care and attention to improve their lifespan and quality of life. 

Sudden changes in your pet’s health and/or behavior should warrant an appointment with your vet clinic Cedar Rapids, IA.

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