Your pets can’t speak. They can’t tell us if they’re feeling unwell or if something just isn’t right. And of course, just as with humans, there are some diseases that have no outward symptoms but may cause damage all the same.
Furthermore, pets will often hide or mask signs of illness until the disease has progressed. This stems from survival instincts in a pack or colony situation.
So because pets cannot tell us what’s wrong, we need to watch out for them. We examine our pets every 6 months for various signs of disease and illness. Our goal is to detect and treat underlying illnesses before they become clinically apparent and hurt your pet.
Use the age chart to see your pet’s age in “people” years. Then see which tests and screenings are recommended at your pet’s current life stage. By ensuring that your pet gets the right screenings at the right times, you can help to make sure that he or she lives a longer, healthier life.