Penfield Veterinary Hospital Senior Pet Care: It’s All About Specialization
The right health care for your elderly pet can add many strong and active years to their life. At Penfield Veterinary Hospital, we offer health care routines tailored especially for mature cats and dogs and specialized to individual needs.
Life with a senior pet is wonderful. As our loving, loyal companions, it’s important that we take the time to address the unique needs and considerations of aging cats and dogs.
While every pet is different, most cats are considered senior at the age of 10, while most dogs can be termed senior around age 7. Common problems among aging pets include:
- Dental disease
- Kidney disease
To help prevent the onset of common senior pet conditions and improve quality of life, we focus on the following:
- Early detection of disease
- Frequency of veterinary visits
- Increased parasite control
- Lifestyle/environmental changes
- Maintaining mobility
- Management of chronic diseases
- Mental health and awareness