We ♥ Senior Pets!
At Vista Pet Hospital, we understand that it’s sometimes hard to watch your pet get older—especially given the fact that they age at a much faster rate than we do. This means that diseases and illnesses progress more rapidly as well, which is why regular exams and blood screenings for your elder pet are especially important. The faster we catch something developing, the better our chances of treating it and keeping your pet healthy and happy.
It’s also important for families to know that the nutritional and exercise needs of a pet will change as they age. Our veterinarians can help you make these adjustments and discern between the natural aging process and medical disorders, which can be increasingly difficult as the years go on.
Just like humans, animals are prone to age-related issues that include:
- Kidney and liver disease
- Intestinal disorders
- Joint and bone disease
- Breast and testicular cancer
- Cognitive difficulties
Vista Pet Hospital veterinarians are committed to being a resource for families who live with elderly animals, so pets can remain active for as long as possible. We’ll also be by your side if you choose when it’s time to say goodbye. Schedule an appointment today to discover the many ways Vista Pet Hospital can help your senior pet!