As your pet ages, it becomes incredibly important to get them the help they need and prevent diseases from arising. Senior pets must engage in senior pet care, pet diagnosis, and see a veterinarian to prolong and improve their quality of life. Certain breeds and dogs or cats with pre-existing conditions are also at higher risk of senior-related complications.
At Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital in Winter Garden, FL, we'll provide comprehensive senior pet care for your aging pet. Our veterinary staff are dedicated to helping your pet feel comfortable during their last years of life. We want to catch diseases before they progress and negatively impact your pet.
What Is Included Senior Pet Care?
Senior pet care encompasses a wide variety of treatments that may include:
- Pet wellness exams
- Pet diagnostics to determine the stage of presence of diseases like diabetes and certain cancers
- Pet bloodwork to measure your pet's vitamins and blood levels
- Weight control to prevent obesity in your aging pet
- Pet nutrition counseling to teach you how to feed your pet while they continue to age
- Pet dental cleanings to ensure plaque buildup does not lead to premature tooth loss or tooth decay in your senior pet
Do I Need to Visit a Veterinarian?
It's important to visit the veterinarian at least once a year for your pet. However, it's important to visit them more often for pets over the age of seven. Pets over the age of seven are considered seniors and are at higher risk of pet diseases such as diabetes, cancers, osteoporosis, dementia, heart problems, kidney issues, and hearing and vision loss among others.
Other breeds, such as purebred dogs, dogs with short snouts such as bulldogs, and larger dogs can suffer from joint problems and kidney problems early on. Our veterinarian may inform you whether your dog or cat breed is at risk of health issues in later age.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
Our veterinarian will be able to determine a good treatment plan for your pet. This can include recommendations for lifestyle changes, such as incorporating an exercise regimen or changing their diet for weight control.
Our vet will also decide if your pet needs follow-up care or even surgery for serious conditions such as cancer or arthritis.
Our vet will provide treatment to help ensure your pet is well-cared for, even as they approach the final years of their life.
Contact Us for Senior Pet Care with Pet Dental Cleanings, Pet Diagnostics, Pet Bloodwork, Pet Nutrition, Weight Control, and More at Our Animal Hospital
Give your pet senior pet care at Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital. Call us to schedule an appointment for senior pet care and other services at our Winter Garden, FL, clinic. Call us at (407) 554-3422.