Pet Info

Cat and Dog Life Charts

If you are like me when I visit my accountant at the end of the financial year, after about 10 minutes I am starting to forget what has already been discussed. It's just the same for pet owners, especially new pup and kitten owners, when making their first visit to the vet.

There is a lot of information to take on hand, and despite a vet’s best efforts, it’s not surprising most pet owners soon forget what and when things have to be done.

So… here’s a fantastic tool for you to use: a life chart that lays out a pet’s life from 2 weeks of age right through to the senior years. Just pencil in the dates, hang it on the toilet or pantry door and away you go.

Dog Life Chart Cat Life Chart

Six Monthly Senior Pet Health Checks
You will notice that when a pet gets to 7 years of age, we strongly recommend twice yearly Senior Pet Health Checks. This is because as pets get older, we see lots of lumps and bumps and other health issues. Waiting a whole pet year between visits is equivalent to a 7 year break between visits to a doctor for a senior citizen- far too long if something serious and treatable has started to brew.

Click here for more information on Senior Pet Health Checks.

If you don’t have a printer at home, please drop into BHVG and ask one of the staff to print up a FREE copy of a personalised Life Chart.