Regular preventative care is especially important for senior dogs to prevent or delay conditions that senior animals are more prone to including osteoarthritis, hormone disorders, organ failure, cancers, and diseases of the kidney, heart, and liver. Annual wellness visits are highly recommended to make sure that all of your senior dog's healthcare needs are being met.
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, the following signs could indicate a problem that should be addressed by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
We provide veterinary care that is specific to the needs of senior dogs including comprehensive senior lab analysis, arthritis assessment, and dental health management. We can also suggest specially formulated food for your dog, whose changing nutritional needs will benefit from an adjusted diet. Keeping your dog active is also helpful in slowing the deterioration of senses associated with the aging process. At your dog’s next wellness exam, please speak with us to learn more about keeping your senior dog healthy.