Our veterinary team provides complete geriatric care for senior cats and dogs in Gilbert and the surrounding area to help them feel happy, healthy and comfortable.
Geriatric Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
Senior pets require consistent routine preventative care throughout their golden years to ensure their health. Diligent care can help to extend their life and good health as they age, so it's important that they attend regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if they seem healthy.
Our team of knowledgeable, passionate, and empathetic veterinarians are here to help. We can identify issues with your pet's health and offer proactive treatment as soon as possible, while still managing any problems which may arise.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
Your pet may seem young and spry still, so you might be surprised to learn that they are considered a senior. In fact, cats and small dogs are generally thought of as seniors around 7 years old.
Larger breed dogs usually have shorter life spans, so are considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years of age.
Typical Health Problems
Because of improved dietary options and veterinary medicine, geriatric cats and dogs are now able to live far longer that they have ever been able to in the past.
This is something worth celebrating, however, pet owners and vets must now contend with more age-related conditions than ever as well.
Senior pets are typically prone to the following 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 examine your geriatric cat or dog, ask about their home life and diet, and perform any required tests in order to get a sense of their general health and physical 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
Preventative care is very important in helping your senior pet live a fulfilled, happy and healthy life. It also allows our vets to provide care and diagnose diseases early, when they are most treatable.
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 pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health.