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Aging is expressed as physical weakening, reduced stamina and deterioration of the organs and connective tissues in the body. It is associated with gradual changes in the body's phenotype the entire physical, biochemical and physiological makeup of an individual as determined both genetically and environmentally.

Animal General Hospital
(706) 225-9959
3576 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Companion Animal Hospital
(334) 297-2316
3720 Us Highway 431 N
Phenix City, AL

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St Francis Veterinary Hospital PC
(706) 323-8316
1916 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA

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All Cats Clinic
(706) 571-9099
6320 Bradley Park Dr
Columbus, GA

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University Avenue Veterinary
(706) 563-7387
3800 University Ave
Columbus, GA

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Amalsadvala, Tannaz, Dvm - Crawford Road Animal Hospital
(334) 298-3489
3106 Us Highway 80 W
Phenix City, AL

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2nd Avenue Animal Hospital
(706) 507-7297
4025 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA
 
Clardy, Matt, Dvm - Northside Animal Hospital
(706) 324-0333
5360 Veterans Pkwy
Columbus, GA

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Double Churches Animal Clinic
(706) 322-3232
1290 Double Churches Rd # E
Columbus, GA

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Animal General Hospital Inc
(706) 568-4848
3576 Macon Rd
Columbus, GA

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Honoring the Bond of a Lifetime

By Alice Villalobos, DVM

Aging is an inevitable and normal process of living. It should not be considered a disease.

Aging is expressed as physical weakening, reduced stamina and deterioration of the organs and connective tissues in the body. It is associated with gradual changes in the body's phenotype the entire physical, biochemical and physiological makeup of an individual as determined both genetically and environmentally.

Changes such as wrinkles in the skin and gray hair are due to the normal phenomenon of cellular senescence, the process of growing old.

Many diseases, including cancer, involve a multi-step process that accumulates genetic damage over time. As our pets enjoy a longer lifespan, their bodies provide the time needed for the expression of senescence, disease and cancer.

Living Long
The human-animal bond grows stronger with the passing of time. People are very proud of their older pets and they want them to live as long as possible in good health.

One of the biggest fears of caregivers of senior pets is that their pet will get cancer. The most common concurrent problems afflicting older pets are arthritis, dermatitis, dental disease, endocrinopathies, organ failure and obesity.

The dilemma for caregivers of older pets is the fact that the entire pet population is exposed to carcinogens that are ubiquitous in the environment.

Cancer is initiated and promoted by prolonged exposure to environmental carcinogens such as sun, tobacco smoke...

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