Keeping Senior Pets Active With Routine Senior Care

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Senior pets are special members of the family. Even though they may be slowing down a bit, they still like to snuggle and even occasionally play like they did when they were younger. Our senior pets need special care in order to remain healthy as they age.

Special Nutrition and Health

Obesity and diabetes are both serious concerns for the senior pet. As their activity level declines, it is important to make sure their food does not contain more calories than their bodies can use.

We carry diets that are age and breed appropriate to keep your older pet fit and trim instead of fat and unhealthy. Overweight senior animals are also more likely to suffer from arthritis and join pain as opposed to their healthy weight counterparts.

Senior Visits and Screenings

Along with routine vaccines, senior pets should be seen more regularly by the veterinarian. These more frequent visits will make it more likely that serious health problems can be identified before they become major health concerns. Your veterinarian will also recommend a more extensive blood work panel in order to keep close tabs on the functioning of your pet’s major organs.

Behavioral Changes

Sometimes older pets may have behavioral problems that were not a problem when he or she was younger. These can be caused by pain, poor eyesight, poor hearing, or other health problems. Make sure to tell your veterinarian about any change in your senior pet’s personality as this may be a clue about a potential health issue.

With proper care, diet, suitable exercise, and medical supervision our senior pets can live long and happy lives.

Call today to schedule a visit with your veterinarian for your senior pet.

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