Senior pets require routine veterinary care and early identification and diagnoses of health issues in order to stay healthy throughout their golden years. Diligent routine care can help extend your pet’s life and their good health as they age. Because of this, it is very important that your senior pet attend regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if they seem perfectly healthy.
Our experienced veterinary team is here to help. We can identify emerging health issues and offer proactive treatment early, while we can still effectively and easily manage any problems.
While your pet may still be spry and energetic, you might be surprised to learn that they are already considered a senior. In fact, small to medium dogs and cats are generally considered to be seniors when they reach the age of 7.
Larger breeds of dog usually have shorter life spans, so they are considered to be seniors by the time that they reach 6 years of age.
Because of advances in veterinary care and better dietary options, our pets are now living longer lives than they ever have before. This is something to be celebrated! However, it means that vets and pet owners are having to deal with more age-related conditions than they have in the past too.
Senior pets are typically prone to the following conditions:
- Urinary tract disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Blindness and hearing loss