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Senior Pet Care

Signigicant advances have been made in addressing the needs of senior pets. Older pets, like older people, develop age-related changes resulting in heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney failure, hormonal imbalances like diabetes or hypothyroidism, arthritis, cancers and depressed mental ability to name a few. Many of the changes that occur in pets as they age are very gradual and can often be hard to detect. Veterinarians today are well equipped with knowledge, products and diagnostic tools to identify these problems and develope strategies that allow pets to live longer and richer lives.

Early detection of these age-related changes is critical to allowfor improved length and quality of life. Often we assume our older pets are "slowing down" simply because they are older, when they may be uncomfortable due to joint pain, or anemic due to kidney disease. When the specific problems are treated, it can be very rewarding to see the obvious improvement.

Early detection of any abnormalities greatlyincreases our ability to help your pet live a long and healthy life. Please ask about our senior patient evaluation.


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