We love your aging furry family members and want their senior years to be as healthy and happy as possible. Just like humans, advancements in medical care are giving dogs and cats a longer, healthier life. As your pet reaches their golden years, diagnosing and treating certain conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, kidney, and liver conditions, and more becomes even more critical. Dogs and cats may not even show any signs of anything serious until they are more developed and, in some cases too late.
Just like in all cases, senior status for your pets can depend on breed and size. Smaller breeds of dogs tend to live longer than larger breeds. However, cats generally tend to live longer than dogs. If you would like assistance in determining your pets age, please let us know during your appointment and we would be more than happy to help!
Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to pets. As your pet is approaching the senior age, we recommend bringing your pet in for a senior wellness exam and diagnostics. We recommend this because it gives us a record for your pet and helps our veterinarians keep track of what is best for your furry companion. We can treat many symptoms that are common as your pet increases in age, including symptoms associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome. In addition, we can treat and improve the quality of life for your pet by identifying, preventing, and reducing any pain and suggesting an appropriate nutrition and exercise plan.
During your senior wellness visit, your pet will be assessed from nose to tail by our veterinarians, including a dental evaluation. We may recommend diagnostic testing for your pet dependent on the situation, such as bloodwork panels, urine panels, eye stains, vaccines and more!
Talk to us today about how we can keep your senior pet healthy and happy!
*Please note that if you need an estimate regarding any prices, we can give one prior to your exam upon request.*