You’ll hear Dr. Brooks say it over and over, “Age is not a disease” and while that is true, age does increase the likelihood of disease processes. Many conditions are manageable if they are caught in the early stages. Affton Veterinary Clinic considers dogs older than 8 and cats older than 9 as senior pets depending upon breed, lifestyle and overall health. We offer a discounted wellness screening for pets entering their geriatric years at the annual exam. “Catching disease processes early allows us to intervene and not only improve quality of life but often times extend longevity of life.”
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