Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center provides senior pet wellness care for dogs and cats. We consider your pet a senior when they reach the age of 8 years old, and we recommend bi-annual exams for seniors as older pets are more vulnerable to disorders and illness, such as dental disease, arthritis and joint pain, cancers, diabetes, hypertension, organ and metabolic diseases, and cognitive changes. Our goal is to address these conditions before advanced signs of disease develop.
Senior Pet Wellness Exam
Disease can develop in months and progress beyond treatment very quickly in senior pets. It is important to keep your scheduled wellness exams which will allow us to identify changes in your pet’s health before they advance into serious medical conditions. Your senior pet’s wellness exam will include:
- A thorough physical exam
- Blood test
- Intestinal parasite screening
- Vaccination risk assessment and recommendations
- Dietary needs review
Based on your pet’s exam, we will make recommendations to keep your pet healthy, and enjoy a high quality of life.
Managing Senior Pet Pain
You know your pet best, and it’s likely you’ll be the first to identify evidence of pain or discomfort. Please contact us to schedule an exam if you notice your pet may be in pain or discomfort.
Our veterinarians use a wide variety of treatment options such as medications and supplements to control pain. Additionally, we offer veterinary laser therapy as a novel pain management option. Preventing and managing pain has become a fundamental part of quality and compassionate patient care in veterinary medicine.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment at the first signs of pain in your pet. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your senior pet, and help them to stay healthy and pain free in their senior years.