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Senior pet care

Veterinary Services

Senior Pet Care

Learn more about our senior pet care services below.

Senior Pet Care in Murray, KY

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? Some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as they age is to understand the aging process in pets. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as the condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work such as our Senior Wellness Profile is important for senior pets because it allows us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.

Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! Together we can ensure the best possible quality of life for your pet during their “golden years.”