Alburnett Vet Services -senior pet care

Pet Senior Care

As our pets age, they may require specialized care and attention. At our veterinary clinic, we specialize in senior pet care, providing tailored services to meet the unique needs of older animals. Our veterinarians conduct comprehensive geriatric exams to evaluate your pet’s overall health, screen for age-related conditions, and develop a personalized care plan. This may include medication management, dietary recommendations,
exercise guidance, and management of pain and inflammation. We are dedicated to helping your pet enjoy a
long and comfortable life.

Blue Paws

We’re here to keep your pets feeling their best.

As your pet ages, we’ll be there to make a personalized quality of life assessment and assist with pain recognition and management of any other health issues they may have. We’ll be sure to put your pet on a plan to feel as best as possible as they age.

Alburnett Vet Service - pet senior care
Arthritis & Pain Management: Arthritis and joint pain are common problems in senior pets. These conditions can make it difficult for your pet to move around and lead to weight gain as your pet becomes less active. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage arthritis and joint pain in senior pets. Regular exercise and weight management are important, as excess weight can put additional strain on joints. There are also a variety of medications that can help to relieve pain and inflammation. If you think your pet may be suffering from arthritis or joint pain, talk to your veterinarian about the best way to provide relief. With proper care, your senior pet can enjoy a good quality of life despite these challenges.

Early Detection & Intervention: As our pets age, they become more susceptible to health problems. Unfortunately, many of these problems can go undetected until they become serious. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signs of aging in your pet and to partner with a veterinarian experienced in senior pet care. Regular checkups are vital for the early detection and intervention of health issues and can help your pet enjoy a longer, healthier life.

As your pet ages, you may notice changes in their energy levels, appetite, weight, or sleeping habits. They may become more resistant to exercise or may start to struggle with stairs or jumping. These changes can be subtle, so it’s essential to stay tuned in to your pet’s overall health and well-being. If you notice any changes that concern you, don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian for guidance.

Partnering with a veterinarian experienced in senior pet care can make all the difference in your pet’s health as they age. Together, you can develop a plan for early detection and intervention of health issues and ensure that your pet enjoys a long and happy life.

Cognitive Dysfunction: As our pets age, they may begin to suffer from Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). CDS is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans and can lead to a decline in cognitive abilities. Symptoms of CDS include disorientation, changes in sleep patterns, irritability, and loss of interest in normal activities. As the disease progresses, pets may suffer from increased anxiety and depression and even become aggressive. While there is no cure for CDS, there are ways to help manage the symptoms and improve your pet’s quality of life. Senior pet care products like supplements and brain-training toys can help to slow the progression of the disease and make your pet more comfortable. With proper care, senior pets can enjoy a good quality of life despite the challenges of CDS.