Compassionate Care for Senior Cats & Dogs From Arlington Veterinary Hospital, Bloomington IN
As dogs and cats age, their bodies undergo significant changes. New problems start to arise, and it can be a challenge for owners to meet the specialized needs of pets in seniority. Arlington Heights Veterinary Hospital can help you to deal with these inevitable changes and keep your pet happy, healthy, and comfortable in these later years of life.
What to Look for in Your Pet's Senior Years
With a comprehensive understanding of senior pet wellness, our veterinarians are able to provide individualized care for your companion as he or she ages. As a general rule, cats and dogs reach seniority at around 7 years of age. Some of the most common symptoms to look out for include mobility issues and pain associated with arthritis and other age-related issues. We offer our clients the option of Companion pet laser therapy to ease discomfort and inflammation associated with these conditions. Laser therapy also can help to restore mobility to limbs and joints in arthritic patients. Our practice provides a number of pet pain management options to help companion animals dealing with discomfort in their senior years.
Other frequently addressed problems in senior pets include urinary tract infections, weight gain or loss, and oral health complications such as broken or infected teeth. Veterinary dental services and owner consultations on nutrition and exercise are available to help you keep these issues under control.
We also offer a number of end-of-life care options for senior pets, with a wide range of personalized memorial services for clients to choose from.
As always, our veterinarians partner with you so your pet receives the best care possible in his or her senior years. Please get in touch with us with any questions you may have regarding care and services for your senior pet.