A baby’s first birthday is a bittersweet milestone for parents because it’s hard to believe how much their son or daughter changed in just a year. When compared with the lifespan of our pets, it’s important to note that our pets age more quickly than we do. Although our pets reach their “golden years” at varying times based on breed, size and species, at Lancaster Veterinary Clinic we recommend bi-annual preventive care exams starting when your pet reaches his senior years. Because of pet’s accelerated aging, new health concerns can appear in very subtle ways, and early detection is the key to keeping your pet as healthy as possible.
Most Common Health Conditions of Older Pets
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CAT CLINIC
We were pleased to have castrated over 350 cats at our free clinic this year. We had 5 vets working including Meghan from the clinic in Montfort. With the help of all the staff plus 5 volunteers, we were able to get the cats all done before noon. It was a busy morning, but everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all who brought in cats and spread the word of the event.
We appreciate all the hard work from our staff getting things set up in the garage and outside to direct people. Thanks to everyone for their patience. We are glad to provide this community service.
Watch for next year’s event the 2nd Saturday in October 2018.
As much as you and your children might enjoy Halloween, this particular holiday can be a stressful one for pets. They don’t understand why you have decorations and carved pumpkins with candles in them around the house and naturally feel curious enough to investigate. Your dog or cat may end up swallowing something inedible or even starting a fire by knocking over a candle. These are just two of several Halloween safety concerns to keep in mind. Lancaster Veterinary Clinic wants to provide the following safety tips to help keep your pets safe and happy during the month of October.