Geriatric Care for Dogs & Cats in Farmington Hills
Our veterinarians in Farmington Hills provide preventative and proactive geriatric care for senior dogs and cats in order to help them feel comfortable and healthy in their old age.
Geriatric Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
Senior pets require routine veterinary care and early identification and diagnoses of health issues in order to stay healthy throughout their golden years. Diligent routine care can help extend your pet's life and their good health as they age.
Because of this, it is very important that your senior pet attend regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if they seem perfectly healthy.
Our experienced veterinary team is here to help. We can identify emerging health issues and offer proactive treatment early, while we can still effectively and easily manage any problems.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
While your pet may still be spry and energetic, you might be surprised to learn that they are already considered a senior. In fact, small to medium dogs and cats are generally considered to be seniors when they reach the age of 7.
Larger breeds of dog usually have shorter life spans, so they are considered to be seniors by the time that they reach 6 years of age.
Typical Health Problems in Senior Pets
Because of advances in veterinary care and better dietary options, our pets are now living longer lives than they ever have before.
This is something to be celebrated! However, it means that vets and pet owners are having to deal with more age-related conditions than they have in the past too.
Senior pets are typically prone to the following conditions:
- Urinary tract disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Blindness and hearing loss
Veterinary Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
Our veterinarians will examine your senior dog or cat, inquire about their life at home and perform some tests in order to get as much information as they can about your four-legged family member's general condition and health.
Based on the findings, we'll recommend a treatment plan that can potentially include medications, activities and dietary changes that may help improve your senior pet's health, well-being and comfort.
And when it comes time to put your beloved pet to rest, we will be there for you to ease the transition and ensure your pet's passing is gentle and painless.
Routine Wellness Exams for Senior Pets
Preventative care is essential for helping you senior pet live a healthy and happy life. It also allows our veterinarians to detect disease early and begin treatment as soon as possible.
With regular physical examinations, your pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health.