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Special Senior Pet Care
Benefits Older Dogs & Cats

Your pet companion becomes more and more important to you over the years. When many pets get older, we need to look at them a little differently. Depending on breed and life expectancy, senior status may be attained earlier for some pets and later for others.

A Happy, Long Life for Your Pet Friend

With continuing improvements in veterinary care, we can do much more to ensure that your best friend will remain with you much longer.

During wellness examinations, in addition to the gentle hands-on exam as your pet ages, we will screen for:

  • Arthritis
  • Kidney and liver function
  • Heart disease
  • Dental problems and disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hypertension

Other diagnostic tools are also used so that we can make accurate diagnoses. Early detection of disease can improve treatment outcome.

We may use:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • X-rays

Senior Pet Health Concerns & Pain Management

Now, more than ever, we can offer you more choices to treat pet health problems such as:

  • Lameness
  • Disc ailments
  • Arthritis
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Addison’s disease

There are many new medications and dietary supplements available to help improve your pet’s quality of life. Drugs are available in many forms, so it’s easier than ever to find one that your pet can take with less difficulty. These drugs and supplements help us to lessen the effects of arthritis, ease symptoms, and relieve pain. Exercise helps keep your pet in good condition and helps him or her to have better mobility.

We will make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy and happy.