Senior pets are full of love. It’s important to understand the differences in care requirements for aging pets versus young ones. As your pet gets older, its hearing and sight decrease, and it may develop mobility issues. They are also at a higher risk for certain chronic diseases. Despite this, older pets can still make the most of their golden years through a deliberate veterinary strategy.
If you aren’t sure how to provide the best care for your senior pet, Blue Lake Animal Hospital offers insight. Keep your pet healthy by bringing your pet to our veterinarians for a checkup.
Whether you have a dog, cat, pocket pet or another animal, it will experience some health decline as it ages. This is true for people as well as animals. Knowing what to expect can reduce some of the uncertainty. For instance, there are a few common health changes that you should pay attention to as your pet ages, including reduced energy, cataracts, hearing problems and kidney disease. Other senior pets may face a heightened risk of obesity and diabetes.
Depending on the exact kind of pet you have and its breed, your pet may be considered a senior at a certain age. Genetics and breed-specific health issues should also be considered.
Animals have different health requirements. However, there are a few common ways to boost your pet’s health.
Caring for a senior pet is simple with Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Call us today, and learn about our concierge drop-off service.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.
Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.
Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Various orthopedic problems with your pet can call for surgical operations, and our vets have a wide range of experience handling orthopedic issues.
Managing your pet’s medical needs is easy when you use our online pharmacy. Renew your pet’s prescription and purchase FDA-approved medication right from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us to speak with a trusted veterinarian.
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