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Why should my senior cat have regular senior wellness check-ups?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Cats age at five to seven years for every human year and are considered ‘senior’ at about seven years of age.  They are very good at hiding early signs of age-related disease and it can be very difficult for both owners and veterinarians to detect early signs of disease.  Many treatable or preventable diseases may have no observable signs early in their course and by the time a change is noticed, the disease may be quite advanced. Studies have shown that as many as 17% of middle aged and senior cats that have appeared healthy upon physical examination have an underlying disease. Early diagnosis is the key to slowing down the...

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