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Senior Dog Care

Together we can help in disease prevention and to minimize suffering as your dog grows older. Our goal for our patients is always to maintain a good quality of life, regardless of age.

When does a dog become a senior?

It varies slightly with breed and body size, but in general, a dog enters his senior years around 7.

What are common senior dog health issues?

Their health issues are much like our own as we age…..arthritis, dental disease, heart disease, kidney failure,hormone imbalances, vision and hearing loss, senility and cancer are all common in older dogs.

How should I care for my senior dog? ( Schedule regular checkup, exercise etc)

We recommend at least an annual physical exam with blood testing and/or x-ray to screen for internal disorders that we cannot detect with an exam alone. Some pets may require more frequent monitoring if they have a health problem or require long-term medication. Regular exercise is important for all life stages, for both physical and mental health. Older pets often require regular dental treatments or removal of lumps and bumps.

Super friendly clinic! The staff really know what they're doing and really try to do what's best for the animals!…

John Gordon

The staff are extremely pet friendly and warm. Best vet experience I've ever had. I'd strongly recommend this place to…

Collins J

Amazing environment with compassionate, friendly staff. My pets absolutely love going here. Recommend to everyone!

Briana Joy

Staff are awesome. Very much into the care they provide. A bit pricey compared to some otherwise 5 stars.

Tim Standley

An excellent and understanding vet clinic where staff take the time to help out with questions and concerns. Went to…

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