Your senior pet will need your help as he continues to age. Some of the changes to expect will include: graying coat especially around the mouth area, dental and gum disease, sleeping more, deterioration of vision and hearing, arthritis, body weakness and muscle shrinkage and decreased skin elasticity.
Because of new pharmaceuticals and better nutrition, preventative care are allowing pets lifespan to increase. It’s important to not forget to take time to attend to your pet’s needs as he or she ages. Just as in people, doctor visits and testing is needed in order to catch things early to enjoy life. Since pets cannot voice their concerns, your veterinary partner can help detect health issues so that your pet can also live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
To keep pets comfortable and happy there are many advances in pain management. Your veterinarian can come up with a plan that best suits you and your pet. Today there are various pain modalities to treat your pet.
Our pets are our family. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about your pets aging process. We offer a Geriatric Wellness Plan that will cover basic care annually to ensure that any health concerns are caught as early as possible to that you can enjoy the many wonders your pet brings to your family.