Senior Pet Care

As pets age, their health needs evolve, and they require specialized care and attention to preserve their comfort and quality of life.

Comprehensive Senior Pet Care: Nurturing Your Aging Companion’s Well-Being

At Northshore Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive senior pet care services tailored to meet the unique needs of your aging companion.

Thorough Wellness Examinations: Senior pets benefit from regular wellness exams tailored to their age and health status. During these comprehensive assessments, our veterinarians carefully evaluate your pet’s overall health, including their weight, mobility, coat condition, dental health, and organ function. We use this information to detect early signs of age-related conditions and develop proactive treatment plans.

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Diagnostic Screenings and Health Monitoring

Aging pets are at increased risk of developing certain health issues, such as arthritis, dental disease, kidney disease, and cancer. To detect these conditions early and provide timely intervention, we offer a range of diagnostic screenings, including blood tests, urinalysis, X-rays, ultrasound, and other imaging studies. Regular health monitoring allows us to track changes in your pet’s health over time and adjust their care accordingly.

Pain Management and Mobility Support

Arthritis and other age-related conditions can cause chronic pain and mobility issues in senior pets. Our veterinarians develop personalized pain management plans tailored to your pet’s needs, which may include medications, supplements, cold laser therapy, and lifestyle modifications to improve their comfort and mobility.

Nutritional Counseling and Weight Management

Senior pets have unique nutritional requirements to support their aging bodies and maintain optimal health. Our veterinarians provide personalized nutritional counseling based on your pet’s age, weight, activity level, and underlying health conditions. We offer dietary recommendations, prescription diets, and weight management programs to help your senior pet achieve and maintain a healthy weight, which is crucial for managing arthritis, diabetes, and other age-related conditions.

Dental Care and Oral Health

Dental disease is common in senior pets and can lead to pain, infection, and systemic health issues if left untreated. Our dental care services for senior pets include comprehensive oral examinations, professional dental cleanings, dental X-rays, extractions, and treatment for periodontal disease. By addressing dental issues promptly, we can improve your pet’s overall health and quality of life.

Cognitive Support and Behavioral Health

Cognitive decline, also known as cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), is common in senior pets and can affect their cognitive function, memory, and behavior. We offer cognitive support and behavioral health services to help manage the symptoms of CDS and improve your pet’s cognitive function and overall well-being. This may include environmental enrichment, mental stimulation, dietary supplements, and medications to support brain health and cognitive function.

End-of-Life Care and Hospice Services

As pets age, they may experience declining health and quality of life. Our compassionate team provides end-of-life care and hospice services to support you and your pet during this difficult time. We offer pain management, palliative care, and euthanasia services with dignity and compassion, ensuring your pet’s comfort and peace in their final days.

Schedule Your Senior Pet’s Comprehensive Wellness Exam

Give your senior pet the gift of continued health, comfort, and happiness by scheduling a comprehensive wellness exam with us today. Our caring and experienced team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for your aging companion, helping them enjoy their golden years to the fullest. Call us to book an appointment, or book your appointment online.