Senior Care for Pets

Catering to your pet's ever-changing needs as they enter their golden years.

As your pet gets older, they require dedicated care to stay healthy. At our hospital, we provide wellness testing for senior pets to help us catch any health conditions in the early stages. Our team can also provide recommendations on how to care for your loyal companion during this new stage of their life. We are here to make your pet's senior years blissful and healthy.

When is my pet considered a senior?

Some pets age faster because of their breed and size. For cats, they enter senior status when they are 8 to 10 years old. Dogs vary according to their size; larger breed canines will age faster than smaller ones. A dog may be considered a senior from ages 6 to 10 years. Your veterinarian can properly assess your pet and determine if they have entered senior status.

What are the signs that my pet is becoming a senior?

The signs can be both physical and mental, you'll know your pet is entering senior status when they have:

  1. Greying around the muzzle or on top of their head
  2. Having hearing or eyesight problems
  3. Weight gain or loss
  4. Increase in urination
  5. Confusion or memory loss

How often should my senior pet have a veterinary exam?

We recommend that senior pets in good health have two checkups each year, they should have more if their health is already precarious. These routine visits can assure our team that your pet is indeed healthy and will have many more years to spend with you. The veterinarian can perform a physical assessment, run diagnostic tests, examine their diets, and adjust their medication for any known ailments they already have. Since senior pets are prone to developing diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, hormone disorder and more, we can detect them early and treat them when it's easier to manage. To schedule a senior wellness exam for your pet, give us a call at 519-285-2116.

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