Caring for older pets

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Dec 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff



In 56 percent of practices, team members begin educating clients about geriatric care when their pets are 7 to 9 years old, according to a recent survey by http://VetMedTeam.com/. In 36 percent of practices, team members start educating owners when pets are 5 to 7 years old. Four percent of you start education at 3 to 5 years, and the last 4 percent start education when pets are older than 9 years. Here's a look at the percentage of respondents that runs particular panels or screens for specific age-related conditions in senior pets once a year: