Senior Care

Did you know that pets are considered seniors around age 7?  Your pet’s health care needs – such as nutrition, exercise, and daily routines – change as they age.  We will help you identify the difference between “normal” aging changes and potential medical issues.  Continued regular exams and preventative care are an important part of identifying any changes, as well as assessing our pets as they age for changes we need to make.  Identifying subtle changes in your pet’s health before they become a serious problem and affect your pet’s quality of life is important for senior care!

We encourage you to bring your senior pets in at 6 month intervals so we can make sure as their body is changing, we can keep up on their health.  As a team, we will discuss any behavior changes, appetite or drinking changes, pain, and any other questions or concerns you may have.  Together we will decide if any blood work panels should be run to monitor changes in their organ function and identify common problems in aging pets – such as kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, and thyroid disease.  The earlier we identify any disease, the easier and less expensive it is to treat and most importantly, treating these conditions early will allow your pet a longer and happier life.