Senior Pet Wellness

senior pet careWith all of the advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer. How do you know what is “normal aging” and a medical problem?  The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets.  Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments.

Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are 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.

We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your aging pets’ care.