Senior Dog Care
How your dog's needs change.
Welcome to your dog’s golden years
The years you have ahead of you may be the closest that you and your dog will experience. For our more “mature” loved ones, it is important to be educated so that you both can live happier, healthier lives. A general rule of thumb for dogs to be considered a senior is 8 years of age.
What is your dogs ‘real’ age?
Weight, nutrition, pain, and organ diseases are our main concerns when caring for senior pets. Controlling your pet’s weight and pain, and detecting organ disease early will help ensure a comfortable, happy quality of life for your pet.
- Arthritis in Dogs. Getting older doesn’t have to be painful.
- Signs of Common Diseases in senior pets.
Care Recommendations for Your Senior Dog
Bi-Annual Basic Senior Wellness & Consultation
The health of a senior dog can change a lot during 6 months. Diseases can develop and spread a lot quicker in a mature dog. We recommend an exam and consultation every six months.
Annual Blood and Urine Test
Annual blood and urine tests for early detection of chronic diseases such as kidney disease, thyroid disease and diabetes is the key to successful treatment and quality of life.
Weigh your dog on the same scale and record the results at least every two months. Changes in weight can be an early indicator of disease.
At-A-Glance: Senior Pet Care
If you have questions about how often we should see your senior dog or you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (970) 416-0232.