Senior pets love to eat and sleep. They appear healthy, but do you know what to expect as your pet ages? A pet enters his or her senior years beginning at age 7. Senior pets can begin to develop diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease and cancer. If left undetected, diseases can put your pet’s health at risk and expose you to expensive treatment. Since diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages, we recommend twice yearly preventative care exams for all pets, but these exams are extremely important for the senior pet. Regular exams here at Mulberry Street Animal Clinic are important steps in protecting your senior pet’s health. Early detection usually means a better prognosis and less costly treatment.