Senior Pet Care with our Evans Veterinarian
Generally, your cat is considered a senior when it reaches age 7 to 10, while your dog is considered a senior when it reaches its last 25% of their lifespan (which is typically shorter for larger breed dogs). These precious aging animals deserve special attention and care in order to stay as healthy, happy, and comfortable as possible in their golden years, and our Evans veterinarian team has the services and expertise to help any animal in their old age.
Common Health Issues Affecting Aging Cats & Dogs
Like humans, aging cats and dogs are at increased risk for a variety of age-related afflictions, including:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease, including urinary tract infections
- Liver disease
- Joint and/or bone diseases, including arthritis
- Lameness and weakness
- Senility and dementia
- Eye diseases, including cataracts and blindness
Services Offered by Our Evans Veterinarian Team For Animals In Their Old Age
With aging animals, prevention of health disease is so important. That's why our Evans veterinarian team offers a variety of preventive services that can help reduce your pet's risk of age-related illnesses. Such services include:
- Recommended twice-yearly senior pet wellness exams (to increase the likelihood of early detection of disease)
- Nutritional supplementation and recommendations, to ensure your pet is getting the right amount of health-protective minerals, vitamins, and nutrients
- Pet dental examinations and cleanings
- Changing doses of vaccinations, parasite control, and other medication needs
- Pet parent education on keeping your pet physically active and mentally stimulated as much as possible
Of course, not everything is 100% preventable, and certain animals are at greater risk for various diseases. If your aging animal does develop a health problem, we can confirm diagnoses via imaging studies, lab work, and other examination tools, plus develop a customized treatment plan to meet the sweet pet's needs.
Contact Us Today
Do you have an aging cat or dog living in your home? Give it the love and care it deserves by consulting with our Evans veterinarian team. We believe every animal deserves to live a long and healthy life, and it'd be our honor to be there and help you give that to your own senior pet.