Primary Care

Geriatric Medicine

Is your pet considered a senior citizen? Give us a call and find out what services we provide for your senior pet.

The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages, and changes can go unnoticed. Beginning at around age 7, your pet enters his or her senior years. They are feeling the aches and pains of aging and they can’t tell us what’s wrong. Many pets may begin to develop diseases common to senior humans, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages; therefore, preventative health care is very important.

Early detection can help in disease prevention and minimize suffering. If left undetected, many diseases can put your pet’s health at risk. We are pleased to introduce a program that will help us provide the best care for your senior pet: Celebrate Seniors! Living longer, living better-starting at 7. By working together, we can find the best approach to caring for your senior pet. By scheduling your pet’s Senior Wellness Examination you are taking the first step in keeping your older pet healthy and happy.

Our veterinarians might recommend and discuss the following:

  • Proper age and breed related nutrition and supplements
  • Routine senior blood and urine screening
  • Perform radiographs
  • Identify existing health problems
  • Monitor progress during treatment

Together, we can help your pet. You know your pet better than anyone else and can alert us to any changes in your pet before they become serious. We can help you understand the common medical conditions that your senior pet faces, and discuss a regular monitoring plan. Senior care can provide us the opportunity to treat disease early and help us maintain the best possible quality of life for your pet.