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Senior Pet Care Twice a Year: Prevent Disease & Extend Life

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Our loyal companions deserve the best care! Care Veterinary Clinics provide personalized wellness and health care to meet the special needs of our senior pets.

Preventive care and planning combines basic disease prevention with testing for the early detection of developing problems and humane pain treatment programs for those with chronic conditions. We offer the most compassionate care for our aging animal companions.

Senior Pet Care

Regular veterinary exams are the cornerstone of senior pet care. We recommend twice a year exams to identify developing diseases and age-related conditions. Senior health care addresses a variety of issues, including the following:

  • Vaccinations
  • Parasite prevention and treatment
  • Dental care
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Weight and exercise
  • Behavioral changes
  • Mobility and accommodations
  • Pain relief

Early identification offers the most effective treatments with less invasive measures, more comfortable for your pet and more affordable as well.

Senior Pet Diseases

Disease prevention becomes somewhat less critical in the senior years, while managing chronic diseases and addressing age-related conditions becomes more significant. Laboratory testing and diagnostics provide the opportunity for early detection of these problems. Surprising to many pet owners, regular dental care prevents serious age-related issues such as heart and kidney disease.

A primary concern, pain management is related to many diseases and conditions. We are committed to keeping your pet happy and comfortable throughout the golden years. Later, when your old friend reaches the end of life, we offer compassionate treatment and humane options from veterinarians who truly care.

Changes in Senior Pets

Behavior changes are often the first signs of age-related problems in a pet. Some behaviors may indicate pain, including withdrawal, increased vocalizing, or sudden aggression toward people or other animals. Other symptoms of an age-related problem include the following:

  • House soiling or accidents
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Irritability
  • Circling or other repeated actions
  • Seizures
  • Not responding to your voice
  • Less interest in play or activities
  • Refusal to eat or drink

Any of these symptoms may be indicative of a potentially serious problem in an aging pet. Contact our clinics if your pet has these or any sudden change in behavior.

More Information Online

Download this free Senior Pet brochure from the AVMA.

Enjoy a variety of articles about caring for senior pets from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

"Very caring and compassionate" – William & Grace P.
"The best care for your animals in the valley" – Michael J.
"Clinic is super clean and well organized. Staff is very professional, helpful, and friendly" – M. Crawford
"I was so impressed with the professionalism at your office. Bella and myself were treated so lovingly and caring. I felt at ease the moment I met the doctor and felt her warm care toward Bella" – K. Spears
"Excellent! Quality of care is the best" – Cherri & Randy S.