Senior Care

How Old is Your Pet?

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around age 7! As our pets age, their needs change, too. Your pet may need a different diet, a change in exercise, or have a need for arthritis pain management. Regular wellness visits are important as some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Routine wellness blood work and other diagnostic testing are especially important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or a medication may need to be changed entirely.

Our doctors are well qualified to discuss these issues with you, and find the best options to improve our senior pets’ quality of life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments.