Senior Care

Dedicated senior pet care services are tailored to meet older pets’ unique needs, ensuring their health, comfort, and happiness.

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Senior Care

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem becomes serious.

Regular wellness visits are essential for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pets as they age is to understand the aging process in pets.

We know that process and can help you and your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as the condition progresses. Sometimes, medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health responds to current management strategies or changes with age.

Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. Our veterinary team welcomes your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an essential ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years.”