Senior Pet Focus

Is your pet a little slower now that the colder weather is here? Have you noticed a change in their attitude or is your pet forgetting some of the behaviours that they learned as a puppy or kitten? Do they not respond when you call them?

All these changes can be attributed to aging. Arthritis, Cognitive Dysfunction, Deafness and Blindness are all ailments your senior pet can be afflicted by.

Did you know that your pet, depending on species and breed, could be considered senior at the age of 8!

Through discussion and diagnostics, we can identify health complications and then develop a plan that will help assist your pet through their golden years. We can offer tools such as our therapeutic laser, choices in pain medication and supplements as well as tips on how to best help your pet at home.

Think you may be seeing age-related changes? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Bumps into things while walking around
  • No longer comes when you call
  • Slow to stand from a sitting or lying position – reluctant to sit or lay down
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Decreased social interactions
  • House soiling

If you think your pet is showing signs of aging, contact us today. We’re here to help!

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