Helping Senior Pets Get the Most Out of Life
Senior pets need special care, too. Their bodies are changing and require special nutritional support, pain management and more detailed well checks.
Obesity is a dangerous health condition for our pets at any age. In senior pets, it can be even more damaging. Extra weight on older joints can lead to arthritis and joint damage. Dogs and cats are also susceptible to diabetes.
Your veterinarian can advise you on proper nutrition for your senior pet. Exercise is also an important aspect of your senior pets’ weight management routine. Talk to your veterinarian about how much and what kind of exercise would be best for your pet based on his or her age and overall health.
Pain can sometimes be associated with growing older. Many pets suffer from painful arthritis or other chronic painful conditions. We feel that there is no reason for your older pet to suffer and be uncomfortable. Your veterinarian will discuss different pain control methods with you that will help keep your senior pet’s pain under control.
Senior Well Checks
Pets enter their senior years at different ages. It is important that your veterinarian has baseline information on your pet’s health as he or she reaches these milestones. This information will help your veterinarian know when something is changing or developing into a health problem.
Be sure to ask your veterinarian how often your senior pet should be seen for a senior well check. These exams will help keep him or her healthy and enjoying life for many years to come!
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