Adulthood, and eventual senior status, is variable by breed and size and can be reached at ages ranging from two to ten years. At these life stages most pet owners think there is little to do when, in fact, this is where maintenance and upkeep are very important. Our goal is to maintain the longest possible
healthy time with your pet in this portion of its lifespan. We work on fitness and mental health by maintaining a dialogue with the pet owner to discuss ongoing physical activities, creating pet jobs, and general daily routines. Usually our visits center around continuing the good foundation laid during adolescence. For example, continuous administration of year-round heartworm and flea and tick control minimizes the need for medications that become necessary when therapy is disrupted. During this adult life phase, we sometimes uncover allergies or illnesses not preventable with vaccinations. Accidents or medical emergencies can occur as these are some of the most active years of their lives. We are here to help the pet owner and the animal navigate these possibilities.