Senior Pet Care
Having a pet grow older does not mean they need to slow down or that they will inevitably get ill. Age is not a disease, but older pets do require specialized care to stay healthy and happy well into their golden years.
At Bramalea Animal Hospital, we are proud to be able to provide our older patients with specialized senior pet care designed to keep them feeling their best while helping them to maintain the highest quality of life.
How Is Veterinary Care Different for Senior Pets?
As pets age, their health can begin to change more rapidly than it typically does in younger dogs and cats. For this reason, we may recommend senior pets visit our veterinary hospital for more frequent checkups, typically once every six months.
Senior Pet Care at Bramalea Animal Hospital
Ongoing Preventive Care
As with younger pets, it’s important to keep up with your older pet’s preventive veterinary care. This includes vaccinations, nutritional supplements, and parasite prevention.
Senior Pet Examinations and Routine Health Screenings
During senior pet exams, we typically recommend routine diagnostic testing to screen pets for the earliest signs of illness. Routine exams and testing ensure the early detection, diagnosis, and prompt treatment of new health conditions as they arise. Early detection increases the risk of successful treatment and can often prevent pets from suffering any painful or uncomfortable symptoms.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling
As your pet ages, his or her nutritional needs change. Our veterinarian can help you select an appropriate diet and nutritional supplement regimen to address any age-related diseases your pet might have and to help support your pet’s health.
Additionally, we can recommend environmental and lifestyle adjustments, such as age-appropriate exercises, therapeutic pet beds, elevated dishes, and more.
Chronic Disease and Pain Management for Pets
If your pet suffers from chronic pain or a chronic disease, we’ll be with you every step of the way to help monitor your pet’s condition and provide ongoing treatment adjustments as needed.
Schedule a Senior Pet Appointment Today
Throughout your pet’s life, the veterinary care they receive should be adjusted to match their specific needs. If you have an older pet, we welcome you to schedule a senior pet appointment with our veterinarians at Bramalea Animal Hospital. Contact us today.