Pets are considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age, and pets age at a rate much faster than humans. Just like humans, our diet, exercise, and health change as we age, and your pets’ visits to the veterinarian are just as important as your trips to your doctor.
As your pet gets older, it is especially important to watch for subtle symptoms of illness. Many senior dogs or cats who are “slowing down” actually have a medical problem that we can treat at our Plantation pet clinic.
Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty rising after lying down
- Intermittent vomiting
- Weight gain or weight loss.
Schedule an appointment for senior cat or dog care if you are noticing any of these problems. A senior pet examination will also allow our veterinarians to make recommendations and encourage you to be involved and aware of the changes to your pet’s health. We would love to work with you to improve your senior pet’s quality of life!
What does your senior pet need?
- Physical examination by a veterinarian at least every six months.
- Wellness blood work at least once every year.
- A nutrition plan that provides all the key nutrients without excess calories.
- Custom care directed by your veterinarian to address your pet’s particular needs.
- Our laser equipment can be used in therapeutic treatments.
Call our pet clinic today at (954) 474-8808 to schedule your senior dog or cats wellness care visit, and find out how we can improve the well being and quality-of-life of your senior pet!