Senior Dog and Cat Care

Did you know that pets are considered "seniors" at age seven?

Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine do change as your pet ages. We are here to help you discern between what is normal again and what is a medical problem. Some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed when you pet is young and end up as a serious issue when older.

Regular wellness visits are important at every stage of your pet’s life, but even more so as your pet ages. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because we can  evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or perhaps medication or treatment need adjusting.

The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand this process and are ready to guide you with what your pets needs.

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Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. Older pets make wonderful companions, and your senior pet exam is the perfect chance to review changes in your pet's activity, diet, possible onset of arthritis, and work together to find pain medication or therapies that may help your older pet have a good quality of life!

You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden" years.

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