Your senior pet deserves special attention.
Did you know that pets age faster than humans and can be considered “seniors” at the age of 7? Your pet’s health care needs change as he or she ages, just as our own do. Nutritional requirements, exercise habits, and many other aspects of your pet’s daily routine can all change as they age. But how do you distinguish between “normal” aging and a medical problem? Some health problems in older pets, like in humans, can start with very subtle changes that go unnoticed until the problem becomes serious.
Regular wellness visits are essential at all stages of your pet’s life, so don’t miss your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. Understanding the aging process in pets is the best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages. We understand the process and can assist you in helping your pet. Even if your senior pet is already receiving treatment for a medical condition, treatment guidelines can change as the condition progresses. Medication dosages must occasionally be adjusted, and medications must be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are essential for senior pets because they allow us to assess how your pet’s health is responding to current management strategies.