The AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) places great importance on the special health needs of Senior and Geriatric Pets. The health of these pets deserves extra attention because pet owners may not realize that there are many changes in a pet’s health that occur for most pets at age 7-10 (Senior Pets). Those changes even accelerate for most dogs at age 10 and most cats at age 12 (Geriatric Pets). This means that as a pet owner, you will want to change how you approach your Senior/Geriatric Pets’ health care. Be assured that the AVMA and Have A Heart Animal Hospital are committed to providing support for your aging Pets and you.
It is our goal to do everything we can to help you and your pet manage their aging process. This includes weight management, blood and urine testing, annual/bi-annual exams and vaccinations. Growing older is a natural and inevitable process we all must face. This applies to our pets, too. And just like your health, where “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, preventive medicine helps your Senior/Geriatric Pet ease into aging and maintain a quality life.
Age itself is not a disease! Because pets age much faster than humans, medical changes can occur suddenly and without any advance warning. These changes often surprise owners who wish they had been prepared or able to prevent some of the problems associated with normal pet aging. At Have A Heart Animal Hospital, we can maximize your aging pet’s quality of life with early detection of kidney, heart, liver and metabolic diseases; and often identify processes of disease long before the actual disease is present. Early detection helps protect your pet; and extends the joy a healthy life brings to your pet and you.
What do you need to know about the health of your Senior/Geriatric pet? Visit the links below to find out!
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