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Did you know...

Once a pet turns seven years old they are considered a senior citizen?

Helping pets shine throughout their golden years

The geriatric phase of your pet's life has the potential to be a beautiful, peaceful experience for both them and you. It's that time when teething, training and outright mischievous behavior is (mostly) in the past. Your pet has settled into their routines, cultivated a deep connection with their humans and developed wisdom beyond our comprehension. In their geriatric years, your pet is content enjoying a life full of simple pleasures like slow strolls, belly rubs and sun-bathing up on that cat tree.

The key to maintaining your senior pet's joy and comfort through their golden years? Attentive, frequent veterinary care. 

As our pets grow older, their bodies age with them, becoming much more susceptible to health complications. It is recommended that senior pets be seen twice as frequently as adolescent pets, in hopes of catching developing health concerns in the early stages. Early detection allows us to keep illness and disease at bay, while reducing your pet's discomfort by addressing symptoms soon after they begin.  

Common Health Concerns in Geriatric Pets

  • Bone and joint disorders such as osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia 

  • Cancer

  • Kidney Disease

  • Diabetes

  • Liver Disease

  • Vision Loss

  • Hearing Loss

  • Mobility Changes 

  • Heart Disease

  • Cognitive Changes / Dementia 

Treatment Options for Geriatric Conditions

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Laser Therapy 

  • Assistive Technology such as wheelchairs and carts

  • Environment Manipulation

    • Ex: Anti-slip mats for traction, car ramps, etc.

  • Acupuncture

  • Hydrotherapy 

  • Physical Therapy

  • Reiki

Our team is passionate about geriatric medicine and is here to keep your senior pet feeling comfortable, happy and healthy. Throughout your pet's senior years, we will collaborate with you to create flexible treatment plans that are responsive to your pet's ever-changing needs. From navigating complicated veterinary needs to problem-solving at home geriatric challenges, we are here for you and your senior pets. 

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