If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.
— Chief Seattle, Suwamish Tribe
Senior Pet Care Benefits Older Dogs & Cats
Your pet companion becomes more and more important to you over the years. When many pets reach the age of 7 years, we need to look at them a little differently. Depending on breed and life expectancy, senior status may be attained earlier for some pets and later for others.
A Long, Happy Life for Your Pet Friend
With continuing improvements in veterinary care, we can do much more to ensure that your best friend can remain with you much longer. During wellness examinations twice a year, in addition to the gentle hands-on exam, as your pet ages, we will screen for:
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Dental problems and disease
- Thyroid problems
Other diagnostic tools are also used so that we can make an accurate diagnosis. Early detection of disease gives us a better opportunity to successful treat it. We may use:
- Blood tests
Pet Arthritis Treatments
There are many new medications and dietary supplements available to help improve your pet’s quality of life. These help us to lessen the effects of arthritis and relieve pain. Exercise helps keep your pet in good condition and helps him or her to have better mobility.
We will make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy and happy.