Keeping Your Senior Pet Active

Dog under blanketLike humans, pets tend to slow down as they age. Where at one time, your pup may have been keen on a fast-paced run, he or she now prefers the couch to the leash.

Although it’s natural for your senior pet to lose some interest in or ability to participate in certain forms of exercise, keeping your senior pet active still requires regular effort to support their health and well being.

Senior Pet Wellness: Your First Step Toward Optimal Health

Before creating your senior pet’s exercise plan, we encourage you to come in and see us for some recommendations. Our senior wellness program includes an assessment of your pet’s current health and ability, which is essential to any appropriate exercise program.

Many seniors also require special diets to help them maintain a healthy weight. Our team is happy to discuss any necessary changes and help you explore some effective, age-appropriate exercises you can enjoy together.

The Long View: How to Tell if Your Senior Pet Suffers from Chronic Disease

Brown and White Mixed Breed DogAnimals age faster than we do, making senior pet care extra important. Once a pet reaches the age of 7, we begin to screen for common chronic diseases, allowing us the chance to catch any problems as early as possible. But, if you are between your senior pet’s wellness appointments, do you know what signs to look for?

Common Chronic Diseases

Domestic cats and dogs can lead long, full lives without any complications. However, it’s equally as common for aging animals to develop one (or more) of the following chronic diseases: Continue…