Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer than ever before. As you may already be aware, our pets age much faster than us. It is extremely important for veterinarians to be more proactive based on the research that has come to light regarding how much faster animals age in comparison to humans. We feel it is in the best interest of our patients to be examined on a semi-annual basis. This allows our veterinarians to detect more subtle changes and provide early detection prior to certain disease processes progressing to severe stages.