Pets are living much longer today than in the past due to advances in veterinary care. Quality geriatric care from Companion Pet Clinic in Vancouver can keep your pet as healthy as possible in his golden years. Your Vancouver veterinarian and our experienced veterinary team are fully committed to meeting your senior pet care needs.
What’s Considered an “Older Pet?”
No two pets age exactly the same. Some pets require senior care by the time they reach 6 or 7 years of age while others are still full of health and energy. Veterinarians generally categorize cats and small and middle-sized dogs as seniors by the time they’re 7 years old; larger breed dogs are considered senior by the age of 6. At our veterinary clinic, we can personalize a preventative care package to suit your pet's individual healthcare needs.
Health Risks of Senior Pets
Like people, senior pets are at greater risk of developing certain health conditions and diseases to include cancer, liver and kidney disease, heart disease, urinary tract disease, joint problems, and diabetes. Regular veterinary care from our animal hospital over the years can make a tremendous difference in your pet's health in his golden years.
Preventative care should be a priority in your senior dog or cat’s life. Our animal hospital offers the following preventative care services to enhance the health and welfare of your senior pet:
Senior pets should have a wellness exam every 6 months to stay on top of their health. These exams should include a complete physical checkup, basic bloodwork and urine testing to detect signs of medical conditions and diseases. If your pet suffers from skin problems, he may need to be tested for parasites or allergies. Our veterinary clinic offers additional diagnostics such as x-rays or ultrasound as needed to confirm medical conditions.
Diet and Nutrition
As your pet ages, he made need a special diet to optimize his health and keep him at a healthy weight. We’ll help you adapt your senior pet’s diet to correspond with his age, health, breed, and lifestyle. Healthy food and snacks will boost your pet’s strength and energy.
Your pet will continue to need vaccinations as he ages to protect him from life-threatening diseases. As your pet grows older, your Vancouver veterinarian will adapt his vaccination schedule to meet his healthcare needs.
For pets suffering from arthritis or other painful conditions, we offer pain management therapies and medications to help alleviate their suffering and improve their mobility.
See Your Vancouver Veterinarian for Geriatric Care
For quality geriatric services to boost your senior dog or cat's health, contact Companion Pet Clinic in Vancouver at (360) 254-8811 today.