Senior PetCare

Older pets make wonderful companions. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. 

Senior pets have unique, medical needs that are far different from those of puppies and kittens. Our veterinarians can develop a healthcare plan that ensures your senior pet is safe and happy throughout his or her golden years.

Pets age faster than people and are considered to be seniors at the age of seven. Prevention is key to keeping older pets healthy. Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition may not be readily apparent. In some cases, conditions that may look like the usual signs of old age could be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, periodontal disease, kidney failure, or cancer. 

We recommend all senior pets undergo at least one physical examination each year, though more frequent examinations are encouraged. During an examination, we also perform a number of tests that can detect the signs of heart disease, infection, diabetes, and other health problems.

Remember, you are an important ally in keeping your senior pet healthy! If your pet is experiencing any changes in behavior, we urge you to bring him or her in for a check-up. 

Let us help you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.

Call Bay St. Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment today.