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November is Senior Pet Month

November is Senior Pet month at Westlock Vet Center

Here at Westlock Veterinary Center we are going to be celebrating Senior Pets for the month of November!

Did you know that when your pet reaches the age of 7 it is time to start having regular blood and urine screens done?

Aging is not a disease but it does increase the occurrence of certain conditions such as arthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer. Having regular screenings done may find a disease before your pet starts showing signs.

Mature animals are also at a higher risk for:

  • Obesity
  • muscle loss
  • renal disease
  • masses and tumours
  • cataracts
  • hypo or hyperthyroidism
  • diabetes
  • dental disease

The earlier your veterinarian diagnoses an underlying condition in your pet, the more options there will be to treat or manage the disease and give your pet a better quality of life.

Targeted nutrition can support your pet at his/her different stages of life. Based on the findings from your pet’s exam your veterinary team may advise a change to their nutrition.  Talk to your veterinarians or technicians about your pet’s health and we will find a diet that has been created to meet the needs of your individual cat or dog.

Fun fact: Dogs and cats age 5-8 times faster than humans, so dogs by age 7 and cats by age 10 are considered seniors.


Call today to book your pet a senior wellness exam at a discount for the month of November!

Wellness profile includes examination, blood work, & urinalysis.