Senior Pet Care at Suburban Animal Hospital
Just as puppies and kittens require special care, senior pets also have unique needs and considerations. While each pet is different, most cats are considered to be senior at the age of 10, and dogs can be termed senior at approximately age 7.
Supporting a Senior Lifestyle
At Suburban Animal Hospital, we want to ensure a high quality of life for your senior pet. As part of our comprehensive approach to care, we will help you consider any environmental or lifestyle changes that may be appropriate as your pet ages. In general, senior pets are highly susceptible to anxiety and stress, so loud noises, new people, and sudden disruptions should be avoided. Whenever possible, continue to include your companion in your normal routines, and always incorporate regular play and exercise into his or her day.
Caring for a senior pet should be rewarding and fulfilling, and our team is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to start discussing the best way to support your aging pet.
Common problems in senior pets
- Dental disease
- Kidney disease
To help prevent the onset of common age-related conditions, we focus on the following:
- Early detection of disease
- Frequency of veterinary visits
- Increased parasite control
- Lifestyle/environmental changes
- Maintaining mobility
- Management of chronic diseases
- Mental health and awareness