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Senior Pet Care

Wellness care for Senior Dogs and Cats 8 Years or Older

Senior golden brown dog is laying on their dog bed relaxing.
Senior golden brown dog is laying on their dog bed relaxing.

Hometown Animal Hospital offers senior pet care for dogs and cats. As your pet ages, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including weight and mobility changes; arthritis; kidney, heart, and liver disease; cancers; organ failure, hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance; to name a few. Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to pets. To keep your senior pet as healthy as possible, it is critical for you to work closely with us to devise a health plan.

Dogs and cats are living longer than they ever did before. As your dog or cat ages, more frequent exams and tests are needed to help detect early warning signs of disease and to monitor existing health conditions.

Our veterinarians will want to see your dog or cat at least twice yearly. They may recommend chest x-rays, blood and urine tests, to give your pet the best possible heath care. If your pet is on medications, our veterinarians recommend two or three times a year a year diagnostic screening depending on the medication.

Please call us today for a senior pet care exam if your dog or cat is 8 years or older so we may help them live healthy and pain free as long as possible.