Midtown Veterinary Hospital knows how important your pet companion becomes to you over the years. An important part of providing the appropriate care at the right time is understanding the stage of life your pet is experiencing. “Senior” status varies according to breed and your pet’s life experiences.
We want you to understand your aging pet. For example, weight is a major contributing factor to many age-related problems, such as joint discomfort. Exercise and diet become even more important as your pet grows older. We take the time to make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to keep your pet healthy.
As your pet ages, we will screen for:
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
The senior wellness plan for your pet may include supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin for joint stiffness, along with special nutrition and exercise to prevent discomfort and to prolong vigorous participation in your family’s life.