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Is Your Pet a Senior Pet?

graph depicting the difference in age of pets and people

Pet’s, on average, age 5 to 7 years for every one of ours. Perhaps your furry pal has stopped greeting you at the door or just doesn’t hear you like he or she used to. You may have noticed some weight gain, weight loss, hair loss, or an increased sleeping pattern. While these things may seem like normal “old age changes” to you, the fact is that any or all of these signs may be an indication that your pet has a medical problem that is not yet evident, and needs treatment before the problem becomes more serious.

In the past, we may have accepted a declining quality of life for our aging pets as a fact of life of which we had no control. Thanks to advances in disease detection, prevention and treatment, that is no longer necessary!  With appropriate veterinary care and nutrition, your pet’s senior years can be healthy and happy times.

Your four-legged, family member has given you a priceless gift of life and love. Now that he or she has earned senior status, you have an opportunity to give something back: the special love and care that can make his or her “golden” years happy and healthy. Here at Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital® we offer a complete medical work-up for senior pets which includes:

  • A Complete Physical Exam
  • Blood Chemistry Profile, Electrolytes and a Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Thyroid Testing
  • Urinalysis
  • EKG (Electrocardiogram) if indicated
  • Radiographs

Note: For more detailed information on the specifics of our complete physical exam, click here.

senior healthcare checklist including an age graph and dog and cat

Please take a few moments to complete this checklist and it will be received by us electronically. Or, if you prefer you can print it using the image to the right to bring with you to your appointment. Please call to set up an appointment, as we have a limited availability for this program each day and the demand for it is high.

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