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Senior Care Wellness

Our pets provide us love, devotion, compassion, and loyalty throught their lives. As they age, changes in behavior, appetite, and energy can challenge the family structure. During these changes, it is important that their family show them same compassion as they have received for all of these years.

We take great pride in serving our more mature patients. This is especially true when we have known them since they were first born. Consequently, in addition to our other services, we provide the following Senior Pet Care Services:

  • Regular Bi-Annual Examinations
  • Periodic Blood Testing
  • Weight Management
  • Dietary Management
  • Arthritis Recognition and Control
  • Pain Management

You can also help maintain your pets health by looking for the following conditions:

  • Excessive weight loss or gain
  •  Appetite increase or decrease
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Constipation or difficult defecation
  • Increased drinking or increased urination
  • Coughing
  • Weakness after exercise/Can’t walk very far
  • Increased panting
  • Lumps or tumors
  • Skin problems (itchiness, hair loss, etc.)
  • Bad breath, sore gums, or difficulty chewing
  • Decreased awareness or gets confused or lost
  • Urinary/Defacation problems (dribbling, accidents, etc.)
  • Forgets previously learned commands
  • Decreased recognition of people or other pets
  • Increased irritability
  • Increased agitation/difficulty resting
  • Decreased tolerance of handling/petting
  • Decreased affection or interaction with owners
  • Increased fear or anxiety
  • Decreased hearing or “selective hearing”
  • Decreased tolerance to being left alone
  • Repetitive or compulsive behaviors (pacing, circling, grooming, licking nonfood items, etc.)
  • Decreased grooming or self care
  • Weakness or incoordination
  • Muscle tremors or shaking
  • Decreased activity or sleeps more
  • Difficulty climbing stairs or increased stiffness
  • Excessive vocalization (day or night)
  • Waking owners at night (to go out or other reasons)
  • Difficulty seeing or cloudy eyes

If you notice any of the above-stated symptoms, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.