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June is ‘Senior Pet Month’ at Tropical Vet Services.
As animals approach their senior years, they are more likely to develop health problems.
In particular, common problems include:-
Arthritis (stiffness, loss of muscle mass, trouble getting up)
This can be diagnosed quite easily and treated with some really beneficial medications that are now available for our pets.
Dental disease (bad breath, discoloured teeth)
Sometimes just getting your pet on an appropriate diet is enough to help with their teeth. At other times they may need treatment by our vet team to get their teeth well again.
Kidney & Liver disease (drinking and urinating more, weight loss)
Blood and urine tests are best to diagnose these problems. All of our clinics have in house blood machines capable of doing full screening tests on your pets liver and kidneys.
Cancer (lumps, bumps)
Cancer is very common in older pets. Lumps and bumps should be checked out whenever they are seen.
Weight issues (either overweight or underweight)
Old pets very frequently can be overweight and this is a major health concern. Weight loss, especially if it is sudden can also be a sign that something serious might be occurring in your pet.
Eye problems (cataracts)
Old pets can have sight that starts to deteriorate. There are things that can be done about this so get in and see one of our vets if you have any concerns.
Regular check-ups for your older pets is vital in helping identify the early signs of these common diseases and illnesses and initiating an appropriate treatment plan.
During Senior Pet Month Tropical Vet Services is offering our senior patients (7 years or older):-
- 10% discount on all in-house blood and urine tests
- 10% discount on selected senior pet foods
- Entry into the draw to win a hamper full of goodies for you and your pet.
- 25% off a new and inovative treatment for arthritis for any animals beginning this treatment in June.
For more specific information or advice please contact us at your nearest clinic.
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Innisfail - 4061 2900 | Tully - 4068 1726 | Ingham - 4776 1572
Babinda – Wed only - 0408 103 158 | Mission Beach – Mon & Fri only - 0429 218 865
Cardwell – Thurs only - 0409 741 823 | North Shore Townsville & Burdekin - 0487 913 097