Primary Care

Geriatric Medicine

All of us at VCA Katy Trail Animal Hospital want your aging pet’s senior years to be as healthy and happy as possible. We believe the best way to keep your aging dog or cat healthy is through proactive wellness care throughout their lifetime and a senior wellness program after they reach the age of 7.  This allows us to diagnose and treat age-related health issues early.

Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to dogs and cats. Our senior care programs includes bi-annual comprehensive physical exams and blood work to evaluate organ function, thyroid output, and the health of the white and red blood cells.  We also recommend a complete urinalysis and additional tests as needed, such as chest x-rays, abdominal ultrasound, blood pressure monitoring, and eye pressure checks. 

As your pet reaches the “golden” years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including:

  • Weight changes
  • Osteoarthritis and mobility problems
  • Kidney, heart, and liver organ malfunctions
  • Tumors and cancers
  • Incontinence
  • Hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance

We are here to help!  Talk to us today about how to keep your senior pet at his or her healthy best.