SENIOR PET CARE
Care for Senior Dogs and Cats
We love all of our patients and have a special place in our hearts for aging pets. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, dogs and cats are living longer than they ever did before but as they age they require more frequent exams to detect early warning signs of disease. Senior pets run a greater risk of illnesses such as kidney, heart, and liver disease, as well as cancers, organ failure, and hormone disorders to name a few. Older dogs can face weight, mobility, and arthritis issues as well.
To keep your senior pet as healthy as possible we encourage you to bring in your pet more frequently for preventative care. Two (2) or more visits annually will allow us to devise a customized health plan specifically tailored for your aging pet and perform diagnostic screenings when needed. If we are monitoring your pet for a chronic condition, more frequent visits may be recommended.
A senior pet wellness exam includes:
- Comprehensive preventative health care examination
- Comprehensive dental screening
- Intestinal parasite screening and heartworm testing
- Comprehensive senior blood profile panel and urinalysis (to assess internal organs, red and white blood cell counts, blood sugar levels, electrolyte levels and much more).
- Nutrition and dietary advice
- Additional diagnostic screening as needed