Senior Pet Care

Your Pet’s Senior Years
As pets become older, they face many of the same health challenges that humans do. These can range from weight gain and decreased mobility, to diabetes and decreased vision. That’s why being proactive about your pets care is especially important in the senior years.

Twice a Year, It’s Important
We recommend that you bring your senior pet in twice a year for a full “nose to toes” wellness exam. In addition, we recommend performing annual “Wellness Blood Testing”, to screen for potential conditions or diseases, as well as establishing baseline measurements for future use. By detecting and treating problems early, pets are able to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

The veterinarians and staff at Melrose Animal Clinic have extensive experience when it comes to caring for senior and geriatric pets. We are committed to ensuring all of your older pet’s health needs are met.

How Old is Your Pet, Really?
Typically, pets are considered to be seniors around the age of 9. Of course this will vary according to a pet’s species, size, and breed. Click here to use  our age chart  to see how old your pet is in “human years”.

To learn more about caring for your pets—canines, felines, young and old—follow the links below.