Senior Wellness: Extra Care and Attention for Your Precious Pet
A senior pet is a dear old friend—and over the years this friendship only grows stronger. Like us, pets experience age-related changes that require extra support and TLC. The great news is that senior pets are living longer, healthier lives through focused preventive care.
Keeping Your Senior Pet Healthy
For senior pet patients, the goal is to keep them in peak health. With wellness care, your older pet can often stay active, feel great, and truly thrive. One of the best ways we can achieve this is through disease prevention and early detection.
Changes are natural with age, and pets can begin to slow down and may experience a decline in energy after the age of 6–7 years. It can be difficult to tell when your pet is experiencing a medical problem or normal aging. This is why all senior pets require twice-yearly exams.
More frequent exams allow us to work together for the optimal health of your pet. They also ensure your pet gets the extra attention he or she deserves.
Senior Wellness Services Include:
Diagnostic and laboratory tests for senior pets are particularly important in catching problems or changes early. These tests may include the following:
- Complete blood chemistry panel and blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid check
- Electrolyte check
- Digital radiographs and ultrasound
While our pets can’t stay puppies and kittens forever, we want them to always be at their very best when it comes to their health.
To help you determine your pet’s current health needs, we offer customized wellness plans based on the individual needs of you and your pet. A thorough history helps paint a comprehensive picture of your pet’s current lifestyle and needs, and along with the examination, helps direct the level of care needed to promote and maintain quality of life.