Senior Pet Wellness
Once your dog turns 8 years of age or your cat turns 10 years of age, we recommend that they undergo a thorough senior wellness exam and diagnostic work-up. Even though you may believe your pet is normal, there are many disease processes that do not show any outward sign until the disease is quite advanced. More advanced diseases can be more difficult to treat and are not always as responsive to treatment as the disease progresses.
Early detection of diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, thyroid disease, etc. will allow us to administer the appropriate treatments to help improve the quality of and possibly extend your pet’s life.
Many symptoms that historically have been attributed to old age and considered untreatable are now treatable. For example, some dogs that appear to have lost their mental alertness may be treated using the appropriate therapy, in an attempt to restore some mental status indicative of a younger age. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail.