Special Veterinary Care for Senior Pets
Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital knows how important your pet companion becomes to you over the years. The key to providing the appropriate care at the right time is understanding the stage of life your pet is experiencing. Just as no two pets are alike, "senior" status varies according to breed and your pet’s life experiences.
We want you to understand your aging pet. For example, weight is a major contributing factor to many age-related joint problems and arthritis. Exercise and diet become even more important as your pet grows older.
We take the time to make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy. As your pet ages, we will regularly perform blood work to screen for
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
The senior wellness plan for your pet may include dietary supplements, along with special nutrition and exercise to prevent further discomfort and prolong vigorous participation in your family’s life.