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Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care

When you utilize the services we offer at Metro Vet, you will quickly discover we take a special interest in your senior pets’ overall health and well-being. Even if your pet is in his or her later years, we will ensure they receive the best care possible.

A pets’ senior years begin at just six years old. This is why it is so important to learn about the needs of your senior pet. Proper and regular veterinary care can help your older pet maintain its quality of life, as well as good health.

Since you are the main caregiver for your senior pet, you influence how active he or she is, their living conditions, what he or she eats daily, and how accessible care is. When you use our veterinarians, you can talk to them about the concerns you have, and take advantage of customized treatment plans based on your pets’ lifestyle, age, and unique risk factors.

Health Risks for Senior Pets

  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Issues with mobility or arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine or heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infectious diseases

What Is Done During a Senior Pet’s Wellness Exam

  • Specialized lab work or bloodwork
  • Weight and diet assessment
  • Routine cleanings and advised dental care

Seeking senior pet wellness exams is an essential part of finding any indications of disease or infection early on. Additionally, regular blood work will help to determine if there are any changes occurring in the pet’s results. If a pet owner notices any strange symptoms in their senior pet, such as weakness, coughing, shortness of breath, lumps, incontinence or other changes, it is best to contact us at Metro Vet by calling 312-583-1921.