We offer specialized care for our aging patients so your pet can be a part of your life for as long as possible. This care focuses on prevention and relieving the aches and pains older animals experience.
Should I bring my pet to the vet more often as they get older?
If you have a senior pet, we recommend bringing them in twice a year for routine check-ups. These more frequent visits allow your vet to closely monitor your pet’s health and detect any changes early on. Prevention ensures that any new illnesses are treated quickly and that your pet doesn’t suffer unnecessarily.
When is my pet considered a senior?
Dogs are generally considered senior starting at age 7. For cats, it’s around age 10. However, this age is only an estimate. Different factors like your pet’s health, breed and size should be considered to determine their developmental stage.
What are the signs of aging in cats and dogs?
All animals age in their own way, but there are certain reliable indicators that your pet is getting old. These include:
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty moving around or unable to get up quickly
- Decreased energy and enthusiasm
- Weight loss or gain without changes in their diet or routine