Is your pet getting older? Is your pet’s muzzle going gray? Or is your pet is moving more slowly than he/she used to?
Pets age approximately 6 to 7 years for every human year, and are considered seniors after 7 years of age.
Much like humans, pets develop a higher susceptibility to injury, illness, and disease as they age. Once your pet reaches the age of seven or eight, it’s advisable to schedule fitness checkups twice a year. Such exams can be vital in detecting the early onset of disease or illness, so we can start the appropriate care and treatment as soon as possible. Typically, the earlier the treatment, the healthier and happier your pet will be for years to come.
Always delivering compassionate, quality veterinary care, you can depend on our professional veterinarians and staff to provide your senior pet with superior wellness services. With gentle hands and caring hearts, we treat your pet like family.
We are not just looking to extend the life of your animal with our comprehensive care, but we believe that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity.We work with you to plan the appropriate care to ensure that your pet has a long and happy life.
Age-related changes such as arthritis, vision and hearing losses are normal and cannot be prevented. But many other diseases can be prevented and treated successfully if detected early.
Early diagnosis of any issue is very important in implementing any treatment or behavior modifications. Changing behaviors in the way your pet acts, eats, as well as food preferences, bathroom habits and temperament are all indicators of the overall well-being of your pet. Any physical or behavioral change may be an indicator that something is wrong.
Changes may include:
Increase or decrease in appetite
Foul odor from mouth or body
Open sores or lumps
Panting or heavy breathing at rest
Identifying the cause of these symptoms as early as possible allows us to treat with the least invasive measures.
As with humans, the care a pet receives throughout its lifetime is important to longevity.
Proper care includes:
Periodic checkups for blood parasites and intestinal parasites
Good dental hygiene
A diet that changes to meet your pet's nutritional requirements
Our veterinarians may make other recommendations for your pet based upon results of the physical exam. Contact us today for your senior pet’s care at 740-654-1244.