Physical examination – A good physical examination can help detect early onset of diseases such as congestive heart failure, renal diseaes, dental disease, and even cancer. Bringing your older pet in annually is the best way to stay on top of their health.
Annual blood work – Annual blood work can detect early signs of some organ disease. Once a condition is detected, proper care can be taken to slow progression and extend the life of your pet
Dental care – As your pet ages, their teeth may need more frequent cleanings. Pets cannot be healthy without healthy teeth. Bacteria on teeth can shed into the bloodstream causing endocardiosis of the heart valves or infections in the kidneys.