Senior Pet Care
All of us at Menlyn Animal Clinic want your aging pet’s senior years to be as healthy and happy as possible. We believe the best way to keep your aging dog or cat healthy is through proactive wellness care throughout their lifetime and a senior wellness program after they reach the age of 7. This allows us to diagnose and treat age-related health issues early.
Just as the health care needs of humans change as we age, the same applies to dogs and cats. Our senior care programs includes bi-annual comprehensive physical exams and blood work to evaluate organ function, thyroid output, and the health of the white and red blood cells. We also recommend a complete urinalysis and additional tests as needed, such as chest x-rays, abdominal ultrasound, blood pressure monitoring, and eye pressure checks.
As your pet reaches the “golden” years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including:
osteoarthritis and mobility problems
kidney, heart, and liver organ malfunctions
tumors and cancers
hormone disorders such as diabetes and thyroid imbalance
We are here to help! Talk to us today about how to keep your senior pet at his or her healthy best.