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Senior Care For Pets

Golden Years Care: Supporting the Health and Happiness of Senior Pets

Senior Pet Care

Most household pets have a much shorter lifespan compared to humans, meaning they age faster than we do. It’s easy to forget this; for instance, an 8-year-old dog is already 56 in canine years, nearing its senior phase. As pets enter these golden years, their bodies undergo various changes that significantly affect their daily lives.

Common Changes To Expect In Senior Pets

If you’re a long-time pet owner, you’re likely aware that animals often hide signs of illness. As pets age and their immune function declines, they’re more prone to health issues, making attentive senior pet care crucial to ensure they remain healthy and happy in their later years. While each pet is unique, there are common age-related changes that almost all will experience in their senior years, including:

Senior Pet Care Services

Our clinic provides a comprehensive array of senior pet care services, encompassing the following key elements:

Regular Wellness Exams

Regular wellness exams are crucial for your pet's care at any age, but they become even more vital as your pet ages and becomes more susceptible to health issues that can develop rapidly. These exams include a variety of assessments such as physical examination, urinalysis, blood tests, fecal testing, and thyroid checks.

Preventative Care

Numerous infectious diseases, illnesses, and parasites pose a risk to our pets, but many can be prevented with appropriate medications or treatments. Our team can assist you in selecting the right preventatives for your pet and establish a suitable administration schedule.

Advice And Support

As your pet ages, you'll notice changes in their behavior and adapting to these new needs can be challenging. Whether it's transitioning to a diet that better suits their nutritional needs, modifying your home to aid their mobility, or calming anxious behaviors, we're here to provide the advice and support you need.
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