Wellness in Senior Pets
Cats and dogs are naturally inclined to fall back on their ancestral behavior. In the wild, weak or sick animals must hide their limitations in order to avoid predators, who prey on the frailer animals. Instinctively, cats and dogs hide illness well, turning veterinarians into detectives. Consistent visits allow a veterinarian to identify an illness that your pet may be trying to mask. Kidney disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism (in dogs) or hyperthyroidism (in cats) are common in senior pets and treatments are available if detected early. By detecting, treating, and preventing problems before they become life-threatening, we can help to extend the life of your favorite four-legged family member.
They depend on you!
Routine checkups, dietary changes, and alterations to your pet’s home environment will enable your senior animal to live a healthier, longer life. It is best to keep a wary eye on your aging pet’s behaviors and physical appearance. Noticing these changes can allow for a quicker diagnosis when visiting your pet’s doctor for an examination. Senior pets require special needs because of how quickly they age. It is important that these family members receive complete health screenings as part of their routine medical care. Blood tests can provide a detailed look at your pet’s health from the inside. With these blood tests, veterinarians can check for anemia, infection, diabetes, and liver, kidney, and thyroid disease.
Our hospital has the finest of modern day In-Clinic Laboratory and digital radiology system. This system allows our veterinarians to evaluate your pet’s overall health, and provide you with quick, accurate results. Our system will store the results of the tests in your pet’s medical records to ensure the vital information discovered is permanently documented. If a problem is found, early detection makes it easier to treat the problem with, more likely, a better outcome. In addition to the peace of mind the test provides, regular test results will also serve as a baseline by which to evaluate future testing.
World of Animals Veterinary Hospital offers Senior Wellness packages annually in November and December, please check with Our Team for more information on our next special.