Council Bluffs Senior Pet Care
At the Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs, we provide high-quality veterinarian care for your senior pet. Your senior pet has specific needs, and with the right care, your pet can have a great quality of life as they age.
Quality Senior Pet Care
Senior pets have special care needs as they get older, just like the humans who care for them. When you have a small dog or cat, they are considered a senior pet when they reach 7 years old. For larger dogs, they are considered a senior a year or two earlier. As your pet gets older, it is recommended that they receive a wellness exam twice a year to prevent disease or to catch any problems early on.
Why Routine Wellness Exams For Senior Pets Matters
Your pet may be struggling with an illness or disease that you are not aware of. A senior wellness exam can catch medical issues while they are still in the early stages of development. If your pet is showing signs of arthritis or diabetes, your veterinarian can begin to manage the condition before it becomes a serious health risk to your pet. Wellness exams are recommended every six months so that your pet is not suffering from a condition that can be treated with medication or changes to their diet.
Senior Pets Need Extra Care
Senior pets benefit from twice a year wellness visits because they have an increased risk of joint related pain such as arthritis. If diabetes develops, a veterinarian can treat the problem using medication, testing, and diet adjustments. Senior pets who are in pain will be less active, gain weight, and only exacerbate any existing problems. When you see your pet starting to slow down, this could mean they need medication to treat an underlying condition.
As your pet gets older, you may need to make adjustments in your home to make your pet more comfortable. They may need help getting into a car, or struggle using stairs. Talk to your veterinarian about modifications that you can make for your senior pet.
Call For A Wellness Exam Today!
Call the Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs at (712) 323-0598 and set up a wellness exam for your senior pet today. If you live in Council Bluffs and Glenwood, vet care will help your pet feel better. Your pet will receive a thorough examination and receive care for any issues that are discovered. Give your pet a chance at healthy aging with regular wellness exams.