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The heart is a very important organ of the body whose role is to pump blood, the vital nutrient our organs need, throughout the body.
Older pets are more likely to be at risk. Unfortunately a lot of owners mistreat the disease until it is too late.
Dental disease is one of the most common problems seen by veterinarians. Dental disease is caused by bacterial plaque that forms on the surface of teeth from poor dental cleaning ie chewing bones or dental diets.
Arthritis is a progressive and painful disease that occurs when the cartilage in the joint is broken down faster than it is replaced. Cartilage is important in the joint as it acts as a cushion to protect the bones, and if worn away it can lead to swollen, painful joints that are less mobile.
Hyperthyroidism is the most common hormonal disease seen in cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck and disease is seen due to an increased secretion of thyroid hormone.
The Thyroid is a small gland that sits in the neck of your dog and usually is so small it cannot be palpated. The thyroid gland’s activity is regulated by the pituitary, which sits at the base of the brain.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem in older desexed female dogs. It is rarely seen in cats and neutered male dogs.
As your pet gets older, he or she may develop problems associated with brain ageing. Just like the rest of the body, the brain is affected by the ageing process.