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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.

VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital
(770) 744-5450
1130 Crosstown Ct
Peachtree City , GA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Wesley, Meredith, Dvm - East Coweta Veterinary Hosp
(770) 304-2600
3462 Highway 34 E
Sharpsburg, GA

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Allen Jeff Dvm
(770) 486-0077
1130 Crosstown Ct
Peachtree City, GA

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Newnan Animal Hospital
(770) 251-8911
15 Baker Rd Ste 5
Newnan, GA

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La Fayette Ctr Animal Hosp
(770) 460-0090
105 Marquis Dr
Fayetteville, GA

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Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center
(678) 590-1924
24 Hospital Rd
Newnan, GA
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Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

East Coweta Veterinary Hospital
(770) 304-2600
3462 Highway 34 E
Sharpsburg, GA

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Animal Medical Clinic
(770) 487-1338
405 Highway 74 N
Peachtree City, GA

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Reichman, Sam, Dvm - Flat Creek Animal Clinic
(770) 487-5354
1963 Highway 54 W
Fayetteville, GA

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Reeves, Scott, Dvm - Coweta Animal Hospital
(770) 253-8013
225 Bullsboro Dr
Newnan, 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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