Senior Pet Wellness
Our pets are an extension of our families. We make sure they have enough to eat, get plenty of exercises, and an abundance of love. At Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital in Chandler, AZ, we offer various services to ensure dogs and cats have reliable care from birth to their senior years. Senior pets have different needs than young pets, and our veterinarians will help you understand how to best care for your pet regardless of your pet’s age.
Senior Pet Care
As pets age, they may have difficulty walking, their vision and hearing decline, and they become more susceptible to illnesses. Not all dogs and cats are considered seniors at the same age. Pets of different breeds and sizes experience the effects of aging at different rates. It is necessary to note the first signs of aging and take steps to ensure your pet is healthy.
Benefits of Routine Wellness Exams
Regular visits with one of our veterinarians are one of the most important aspects of caring for your senior pet. They are prone to different ailments as their immune system weakens with age. Your pet should have a wellness exam at least once every six months. This provides us with the necessary information to give the most effective senior pet care possible.
A nutritious diet plays a significant role in preserving your pet's health as they age. Older pets are more prone to obesity, as their energy levels are less than when they were younger. Our veterinarians will create a diet plan for your senior pet to prevent weight gain. We will also help you create an exercise plan tailored to your pet’s needs, considering your pet’s health and limitations.
Why Senior Pets Need More Attention
As pets age, their energy levels decrease, they become less mobile, and they are likely to suffer from sight and hearing loss. This will not occur overnight, so you will have time to adapt to these circumstances. Senior pets have special needs that you will need to learn as a pet owner. With proper senior pet care, your pet will maintain its health and continue to lead a happy life for years to come.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Chandler, AZ
At Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital, we have years of experience providing Chandler residents with reliable senior pet care. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians, call us today at (480) 895-5650.