Senior Pet Wellness
We’re pleased to introduce a program that will help us provide the best care for your senior pet: Celebrate Seniors! Living longer, living better-starting at 7 years of age.
As your pet enters his/her senior years, he/she may start to develop diseases common to senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, cataracts, arthritis, hypothyroidism and cancer. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages and many develop rapidly, making regular monitoring and blood testing very important. Here are a few facts important to senior pets:
- Pets become seniors much faster than people. Your pet ages roughly seven years for each human year.
- By age seven, many pets are feeling the aches and pains of aging, and they cannot tell us what’s wrong.
- Older pets’ joints and organs don’t function as efficiently, and health and comfort can be compromised.
Even though you may believe your pet is normal, there are many disease processes that do not show any outward sign until the disease is quite advanced. More advanced diseases can be more difficult to treat and are not always as responsive to treatment as diseases diagnosed early.
You play a key role in maintaining your pet’s health because you know your pet better than anyone else. With your watchful eye and our medical care, we can establish baseline information, identify illnesses early and provide effective treatment to help your pet avoid serious or life-threatening conditions.
Many symptoms that historically have been attributed to old age and considered untreatable are now treatable. For example, some dogs that appear to have lost their mental alertness can be returned to a mental status indicative of a younger age using appropriate therapy. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail.
Please ask us about our senior program that we offer starting at 7 years of age.