Senior Pet Care Lakewood Vet Center loves Senior Pets! Most dogs are considered seniors when they reach seven, cats around nine. Many diseases are more likely to affect your pet once they reach senior status. This is why early disease detection is so important, especially as your pet gets older. We recommend that your pets receive exams twice every year once they are considered seniors. Regular exams allow us to update your pet’s preventative care and keep a closer eye on how your pet is aging. They also often allow us to detect health issues that are more common in older pets, like diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease, well before they burden your pet with uncomfortable symptoms. If your pet needs an up-to-date exam or screenings, call Lakewood Vet Center at 214-826-4800 or book online using our app.