Senior Pet Care Veterinary Service in Catskill, NY
As our pets age, their needs and health requirements change. Our veterinary team is here to help your senior pet through these changes.
Senior Pet Care
Did you know that pets age more quickly than people and might be categorized as “seniors” as early as 7? Your pet’s health care requirements alter as they do as they age, much like our own. As your pet ages, its nutritional requirements, activity preferences, and many other parts of its daily routine will evolve. But how can you distinguish between “natural” aging and a health issue? Older pets may have subtle changes that can go undiscovered until a significant health concern has developed. Catskill Animal Hospital recommends bi-annual wellness visits for our senior patients so we can catch any changes in their health as soon as possible.
Understanding the aging process in pets is the greatest approach to safeguard your pet as they age. Even if your elderly pet is currently receiving treatment for a health issue, guidelines for care can alter as a disease worsens. Sometimes it’s necessary to modify medication or adjust the dosage. To assess how your pet’s health responds to existing treatment measures or changes with age, routine wellness blood work and other diagnostic testing are crucial for senior pets.