As your pet ages, it will likely need more care than it used to. Senior pets need unique attention and veterinary care to stay healthy. At The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, our veterinarian provides senior pet care and other services to keep your animal healthy. We will also guide you on how to care for your animal at home.
You love your pets and want them to stay as healthy as possible. To keep them healthy and happy, it is important to be able to recognize signs of an aging pet. Determining your pet’s condition as it ages will allow you to bring your pet in for wellness exams so our veterinarian can catch health issues early.
If you don't know the age of your pet, our veterinarian can help give you a clear answer. Other signs of an aging pet that needs care might include changing fur color, arthritis, problems with incontinence, odd repetitive behaviors, and inability to recognize familiar people and places.
Vet Care for Senior Pets
As pets age, they might need more frequent vet care. This can include medications, pain management, and care for problems that can arise in older pets.
At The Village Vet, we recommend getting senior pet wellness care for your pet beginning at around age seven, as this is when age-related issues can arise.
These problems can include:
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
Some breeds of dogs and cats can start having age-related issues sooner or later than the seven-year mark. For instance, smaller dogs might not have age-related issues until the age of 10 or older. However, it's important to talk to our veterinarian for specific conditions related to your cat or dog.
Problems with age-related illnesses require additional visits to our veterinarian, constant vigilance, changes in diet, and changes in the home, among other things.
Our team can help assess every individual pet's case and determine whether you and your family need to make changes to better accommodate your aging pet.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Baltimore, MD for Senior Pet Care
At The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, we want your pets to live long, healthy lives. With senior pet care, our veterinarian can detect issues early and keep your animal healthier. We are happy to answer any questions you have about caring for your aging pet. Call us today to schedule an appointment.