Like pet owners, dogs and cats become more susceptible to sickness and disease as they age. Additionally they can develop chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes and cancer. At Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital, we understand the stages your pet will go through throughout its life. We can help you with your older pet with regular checkups; in fact as your pet ages, it will need more visits to the veterinary clinic.
We want your pet to live a long and healthy life and that's why we take special care of senior pets. We recommend at least 3 visits per year for older pets. This way we can observe and evaluate health problems early on, instead of catching them in times of desperation. Just like in human health, the earlier we find health concerns, the better chance we have in providing a solution.
As your pet ages, it may become difficult or painful for it to walk or run. This could be a sign of a number of degenerative diseases, the most common being arthritis. There are a few solutions that we offer which may include medication. Our number one concern is to get your pet up and about again. Keeping your pet active is the best way to keep them healthy.
Dental disease is one of the more common issues with older pets. This is particularly important to check since dental health can lead to other health issues as well. Our veterinarians provide a dental check during your pet's exam and will provide a resolution to keep your pet's teeth clean and its gums healthy.
Your pet's diet is an important part of quality of life. As your pet ages, its diet should also change. Proper nutrition is paramount during the later years. Fortunately we are here to help you make the right choices for a healthier life and will advise with recommendations for your pet.
Be sure to schedule your appointments regularly with At Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital. Call us today.