Geriatric Care for Pets
Our veterinarians provide complete care for senior dogs, cats and other pets in the North Boulder area to help them feel healthy and happy throughout their golden years.
Geriatric Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
Senior pets require routine healthcare in order to diagnose and provide preventative care for pets throughout their golden years. Diligent veterinary care can help to extend your pet's life and ensure their good health as they age. Because of this, it is important that they attend regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if they seem healthy.
Our experienced team of vets is here to help you and your pet through their golden years. We are able to identify issues as they emerge and provide proactive treatment when your pet's health issues are most easily managed. We strongly advise twice a year physical examinations, screening blood work, and urinalysis on senior pets for early detection of disease onset.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
While your pet may seem as young as ever to you, they may already be considered to be a senior. Cats and small to medium dogs are most often considered seniors by age 7 and large dogs are seniors by age 6.
Typical Health Problems
Due to improved dietary options and better veterinary care, companion cats and dogs are living far longer today than they have in the past.
This is something to be celebrated, however, pet owners and vets now face more age-related conditions than they ever have before.
Senior pets are typically prone to the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Kidney disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Blindness and hearing loss
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Our vets carefully examine your senior pet, ask them about their home life and perform the required tests to determine their physical condition and overall 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.
Routine Wellness Exams
Preventative care is key to helping your senior pet live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. It also gives our veterinary team an opportunity to find diseases before they become problems.
Early detection of disease will help preserve your pet's physical health and catch emerging health issues before they develop into long-term problems.
With regular physical examinations, your pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health.