Taking care of your pets as they age is no easy task. As your pets get older, you will want to get in touch with a veterinarian that can provide a caring hand and understand the issues your aging pets face, such as increased pain and arthritis. At Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, we want to ensure your pets get the care they need through high-quality senior pet care.
Does My Dog or Cat Need Senior Pet Care?
Your pets need senior pet care at age 7 or older. At this age, your pets are at risk for developing age-related health problems, such as arthritis, heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. A good way to tell if your pets need senior pet care is to monitor their behavior. If they are having trouble getting up, going up and down stairs, or playing like they used to, it may be time to take them to the vet for an evaluation.
They may also have a decrease in energy levels and activity tolerance. Additionally, their sense of smell and hearing may decline and they may become more susceptible to infections. At Grand Park Animal Clinic, we understand the unique needs of older pets. Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to keep your pets happy and healthy as they age.
What Does Senior Pet Care Include?
Our senior pet care services are designed to address the specific needs of older pets. We offer a wide range of services, including:
- Routine wellness exams
- Bloodwork and diagnostic testing
- Pain management
- Senior pet nutrition counseling
- Arthritis treatment
- Cancer screenings
We also offer a wide range of surgical services, including:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Dental cleaning and extractions
- Tumor removal
- Joint surgery
What Happens During a Senior Pet Exam?
During a senior pet exam, our veterinarians will thoroughly assess your pet's health. We will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination, and order any diagnostic tests as needed. We will also discuss your pet's diet, exercise routine, and any changes you have noticed in their behavior. Based on our findings, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to keep your pets healthy and comfortable as they age.
Schedule a Senior Pet Exam at Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX
If you think your pets may need senior pet care, we encourage you to bring them in for a wellness exam. We are here to answer any questions about senior pet care or other health issues, so you know your pets are getting the best care possible during their older years. Call our team today at (281) 392-3127 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.