Senior Dog and Cat Care
At MetroVet, we take a special interest in senior pet care and providing the best care for your companion even in its later years. It’s hard to believe that your pets’ senior years start after 6 years of age. That is why it’s important to learn about senior pet needs since proper veterinary care for your aging pet can help maintain your pet’s quality of life and good health.
As the primary caregiver for your pet, you can influence your pet’s activity level, living conditions, daily nutrition and access to quality senior veterinary care. Our veterinarians can discuss with you how to manage these factors and to begin preventative care tailored to your pet’s age, lifestyle, and risk factors.
Senior Pet Health Risks
- Infectious diseases
- Heart and endocrine disease
- Arthritis/Issues with mobility
- Weight gain/weight loss
What To Expect with a Senior Wellness Exam
- Bloodwork and specialized lab work
- Advised dental care and routine cleanings
- Diet and weight assessment
Regular senior wellness exams are key for early detection of infection or disease. In addition, regular bloodwork can determine if there are any changes in your pet’s results. If you notice any unusual symptoms in your senior pet such as incontinence, lumps, shortness of breath, coughing, weakness, or other uncharacteristic changes, please contact MetroVet at (312) 583-1921.