Senior pets might have unique needs, but we can make their lives happy and healthy. Age is just a number, right? Not every senior pet will have major health issues, not every young pet won’t. There are lots and lots of great reasons to have and love a senior pet. If you are one of the lucky ones to have a senior pet companion, then we are happy you are here to learn our top 9 ways you can help your senior pet be healthy and happy.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, pets are living longer now than they ever have before.” Generally, pets are considered to be ‘seniors’ after age 7.
Here are interesting age equivalent charts from the AVMA comparing cats and dogs to human ages. How old is your pet in human years? How old are you?
Let us help keep your senior pet going strong
Team up with us to discuss how to care for your older pet so we are all better prepared for possible age-related health issues. Senior pets may require increased attention, including more frequent visits to the veterinarian, possible changes in diet, and in some cases alterations to their home environment. We are here to help not only with our great level of care but also our easy to do tips you can do at home.
Here are some considerations when caring for older pets:
We are always reminded of this sweet quote about senior dogs, but it applies to cats too. The author is unknown to us, but they “get it”.
To honor our senior patients, we are offering a healthy senior pet panel for cats and dogs over the age of 7. We are offering this panel to healthy pets only. Sick pets may require additional specialized testing based on their condition, so this panel is most likely not a good diagnostic fit for them.
Give us a call if you are interested in scheduling your senior for an exam and a preventative health panel, 626-358-1146.