In recent years, great strides have been made in recognizing the special needs and requirements of our senior citizen dogs and cats. Dr. Fedrow and her team of veterinarians and technicians are well equipped with the knowledge and diagnostic tools to identify age-related problems and formulate realistic strategies to allow our pets to live longer and healthier lives. If your dog is seven to nine years of age or older (depending on breed) or your cat is ten years of age or older, it is now in its geriatric years. We will be happy to discuss with you our recommendations for geriatric examinations and geriatric diets.
By taking the time to learn more about the special needs of your senior aged pet, you've taken the first step toward providing the best care for your friend in its golden years. We're proud of the special interest we take in geriatric medicine and care of chronic disease.
Dental care at this point in life becomes even more important as well. We recommend routine dental exams and cleanings for all pets, but especially those in their senior years. Diet and weight gain are also important issues to keep an eye on. When you bring your pet in for a senior wellness visit your veterinarian will evaluate his or her weight and offer recommendations based on what we see.