Cambridge Veterinary Blog - Animal Care & Services

Wild cats live up to 8 years with an average lifespan of 5 years. Stray dogs live up to 10 years with an average lifespan of 8 years. Our loved pets live much longer, but in their advanced years may suffer from age-related conditions. In many cases we can treat these problems to make these “old” years “happy” years and keep them younger, longer! The sooner problems are diagnosed, the sooner treatment is started and the more we can help!


As pets age, they can become prone to developing certain types of diseases:

  • Dental Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Diseases of the endocrine system (e.g. Hyperthyroidism)

Regular checkups with your veterinarian will help detect any health problems early

The earlier these problems are identified the more can be done to help.
This is where Cambridge Vets and the “Senior Pet Wellness Club” can help.
We can provide a more pro-active approach to senior animal care through an individualised wellness programme for your pet.
Registration is free and you are always in control. You can decide on how involved you would like to be and how much you get out of it. As a member, you can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Regular newsletters
  • Special discounts on certain products and services
  • A healthcare plan specifically designed to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
  • Individualised check-ups, reminders and follow-ups.
  • Opportunity to enter competitions and win prizes.
  • Being kept informed with the latest developments with new products and veterinary care.

Remember, pets age about 7 times faster than humans, so a trip to the vet once a year for your pet is like a trip to the doctors every 7 years for us.

Providing optimal care for Senior Pets:

  • Intervention will be of more benefit if instituted early
  • Promotes early detection of abnormalities (even in the apparently normal pet)
  • Promotes individualised medical care to enhance quality & length of life
  • Acknowledges & enhances the human-animal bond

Sit and Paws

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