Senior & Geriatric Care

Senior & Geriatric Care from McKinney Animal Hospital

By: McKinney Animal Hospital  11/07/2016
Keywords: Veterinary Clinic, Pet Groomers, Animal Clinic

Senior and geriatric care For most pets, seven is the magic age when our companions move from adulthood to the senior stage of life. This simply means that we must pay a bit more attention to the subtle messages they are sending us about their health. Being more aware of the changes in your pets can prolong the years they spend with you as well as extending their quality of life. You can see your pet’s estimated human age equivalent in the chart below. As our pets age, they develop conditions and diseases that can often be managed with diet and nutritional supplements. Many can be controlled or helped with simple medications that greatly improve our pets’ quality of life. As part of our increased vigilance to uncover any conditions brought on by advancing age, we recommend routine bloodwork consisting of a complete blood count, blood chemistries, and a urinalysis to determine if there is any early disease affecting your pet’s health. Depending on your pet’s breed and size, we may also recommend such procedures as radiographs to better define the advancement of arthritis in your pet, eye pressure measurements to detect glaucoma, and more advanced blood testing depending on your pet’s living conditions. Call us today to start a senior care program for your pet!

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