Thanks to improved nutrition and advances in pet preventive care, our pets are living longer, healthier lives. To enjoy its senior years to the full, your senior pet will need extra attention and veterinary care. At PetWell Veterinary Healthcare, we’re fully equipped to meet your senior pet’s healthcare needs. We look forward to adding your senior pet to our PetWell veterinary family.
Senior Pet Wellness Exams
Senior pets are more prone to sicknesses and diseases due to having a weaker immune system as they age. That’s why they need extra preventive care. At PetWell, we recommend scheduling semi-annual or quarterly wellness exams for your senior pet so our Atlanta, GA, veterinarian can closely monitor its health and catch signs of health issues as early as possible before problems get out of hand. Early detection and treatment of serious health issues can help save a senior pet’s life.
Through more frequent pet exams, our veterinarian can also prevent health problems before they develop. Obesity, for example, is a common problem among senior pets as they’re often eating the wrong foods and not getting sufficient exercise to burn off excess calories. If we find that your pet is gaining too much weight, we can recommend dietary changes to prevent obesity that can lead to arthritis, diabetes, and other health problems. Wellness exams are a vital part of any senior pet care program.
Preventive Care for Senior Pets
At PetWell, we offer more extensive diagnostics for senior pets to uncover signs of hidden health problems more easily. This includes geriatric bloodwork to see how your pet’s body systems and organs are functioning. Geriatric bloodwork can alert your vet to health problems or the risk of health issues that need to be addressed right away. Other preventive care measures that should be taken for your senior pet include:
- Vaccinations: Depending on your senior pet’s health and lifestyle, it may need boosters more often or additional vaccines to protect its delicate health.
- Dental Care: Regular exams and cleanings are essential for senior pets as they’re more prone than ever to dental issues and periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss.
- Diet: Senior pets need protein-rich foods that contain fewer calories to enhance strength and vitality without them gaining excess weight. We can also recommend vitamins and supplements that can boost your pet’s health.
- Pain management: If your pet suffers from arthritis, we can provide prescription medications to manage pain or laser therapy treatment to reduce inflammation and improve mobility.
See Your Atlanta, GA, Veterinarian for Senior Pet Care
To learn more about our senior pet care program or to schedule wellness care services for your senior dog or cat, contact PetWell Veterinary Healthcare, Atlanta, GA, at 404-856-7500.