Our veterinarians at American Pet Clinic provide comprehensive geriatric care for senior dogs and cats to help them feel comfortable and healthy in their golden years.
Geriatric Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
Preventive veterinary care and early diagnosis is key for senior pets. Diligent care can help extend your pet's life and good health as they enter their golden years, so it's important that they see a vet regularly for wellness exams, even if they seem healthy.
Our highly skilled veterinary team is here to help. We can detect emerging health issues and offer proactive treatment early, while any problems can still be easily and effectively managed.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
While your pet may seem young and energetic, you may be surprised to learn that they are already a senior. Did you know that cats and small to medium-sized dogs are generally considered seniors around the age of 7?
Since larger breed dogs typically have shorter life spans, they are considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years old.
Typical Health Problems
Thanks to better veterinary care and improved dietary options, our furry friends are living much longer today than they have in the past.
While we can certainly celebrate this, pet owners and veterinarians are now also dealing with more age-related conditions than they did in the past.
Senior pets are typically prone to these conditions:
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Blindness and hearing loss
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Our vets will thoroughly check your senior pet, ask about their home life in detail and perform any tests that may be required to receive additional insight into his or her general physical health and condition.
Based on the findings, we'll recommend a treatment plan that can potentially include medications, activities and dietary changes that may help improve your senior pet's health, well-being and comfort.
Routine Wellness Exams
Preventive care is essential to helping your senior pet live a health, happy and fulfilled life. It also gives our veterinarians the opportunity to detect diseases early.
Early detection of disease will help preserve your pet's physical health, and catch emerging health issues before they develop into long-term problems.
With regular physical examinations, your geriatric cat or dog will have the best chance at quality long-term health.
New Patients Always Welcome
American Pet Clinic is accepting new patients! Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.