Senior Care for Pets
As your loyal companion gets older, they require more care and special attention. At Komoka- Kilworth Animal Clinic, we understand the needs of senior pets and take pride in providing preventative and proper treatments. We currently have a senior wellness plan that is bound to keep your furry friend in the best shape and health through their golden years. This plan catches potential problems in the early stages where they can be easily treated or managed.
When is my pet considered a senior?
Dogs are considered seniors from 7 years old, and cats 8 years and older are seniors. Our veterinarian can help determine the seniority of your pet.
What are signs that my pet is getting older?
- Less energy
- Less mobility due to arthritis
- Weight gain or loss
- Senses lessened (hearing, seeing, smelling)
- Confusion due to dementia
- Grey hairs
What are common health issues in senior pets?
The older your pets are, the more likely they are to develop health issues. For this reason, it is important to have regular checkups before and during senior years. Normal checkups before their golden age help establish what is the baseline or normal health for your pet. This makes it easier to catch any changes in health and treat them. Senior pets are commonly treated for:
4. Hormone disorder
The earlier these illnesses are caught, the better chances your pet has of fighting the disease.
How can I care for my senior pet?
A major part of caring for your senior pet is having regular checkups. We understand that not all pets are the same, and so our team takes great pride in developing a senior wellness plan specifically for your loyal companion. With the right wellness plan, your furry friend’s quality of life can be improved by preventing or reducing pain. We may create special nutritional plans, exercise and environmental modifications that cater to your pet’s needs. At home, you can administer their medications on time, make their beds more comfortable and give them social engagements to keep their spirits high. If you want to learn more about our senior wellness program, call us at 519.641.8383.