Just like humans, pets may experience a decline in their physical and mental abilities as they age.
This includes both preventative care and treatment for age-related health issues. As pets age, their bodies go through changes that can make them more susceptible to certain health conditions. Our veterinarians are trained to identify and address these issues, providing the best possible care for your senior pet.
Just like humans, senior pets should have regular check-ups with their veterinarian. These check-ups allow the veterinarian to monitor your pet's health and catch any potential issues early on. During these visits, your pet's weight, mobility, and overall health will be assessed. Blood work and other diagnostic tests may also be recommended to catch any underlying health issues that may not be immediately apparent.
As pets age, their nutritional needs change. Geriatric pet care veterinarians can recommend specialized diets that are tailored to your pet's specific needs. These diets may include supplements to support joint health, vitamins to support immune function, and other nutrients to support overall health. By providing your senior pet with the proper nutrition, you can help them maintain a healthy weight and prevent age-related health issues.
Just like humans, senior pets can experience pain and discomfort as they age. Geriatric pet care veterinarians are trained to identify and manage pain in aging pets. They may recommend medications, supplements, or other treatments to help alleviate your pet's pain and improve their quality of life. It's important to address any pain your pet may be experiencing, as it can greatly impact their overall well-being.
Dental health is important for pets of all ages, but it becomes even more crucial for senior pets. As pets age, their teeth and gums can become more susceptible to disease and decay. Geriatric pet care veterinarians can perform regular dental cleanings and address any dental issues that may arise. Good dental health can also help prevent other health issues, such as heart disease and kidney disease.
Some common signs of aging in pets include:
If you notice any of these signs in your senior pet, it is important to contact us to determine the best course of action for their care.
As dogs age, they may require additional care and attention to maintain their health and well-being.
Here are some tips for caring for your senior dog:
Cats and other pets also require special care as they age.
Here are some tips for caring for your senior pet: