Senior Pet Care

senior wellness exams

Health care is critical for senior pets. As they age, they face an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other health problems. Most of these animals suffer from activity-limiting arthritis pain.  Often, the symptoms are subtle or not readily apparent, and these diseases may go undetected and untreated.  We recommend our senior loved ones undergo a complete physical examination which includes a geriatric consultation every six months. We suggest associated laboratory tests once a year. Early detection of disease results in faster treatment, leading to a much better quality of life for your favorite four-legged family member.

When it comes to your pet’s health care, you are his or her most important partner. Please let us know if your older dog or cat begins to exhibit any of the following symptoms so we can help develop the best treatment plan for your pet:

  • Stiffness or limping
  • Difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
  • Difficulty breathing or changes in breathing patterns
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Excessive scratching or changes to skin or coat
  • Drastic weight change (either loss or gain)
  • Difficulty seeing or hearing
  • Changes in urination or defecation habits
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Decreased responsiveness.