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Senior Pet Care

Routine veterinary care becomes increasingly important as pets age. Our Elite Fear Free Certified veterinarians provide care that helps senior pets stay comfortable and healthy.

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Keeping Dogs & Cats Healthy As They Age

Many dogs and cats will start to show signs of aging between the ages of six and eight. Most dog breeds are considered senior at the age of seven and cats at 10 years old.

Your senior pet is more vulnerable to illness and disease than they were when they were younger. Because of this, they will need more care and attention during this stage of their life. Helping your companion animal maintain a good quality of life as they reach old age is one of our top priorities. Routine preventive veterinary care and early diagnosis can keep your cat or dog feeling their best during their golden years.

In most cases, proactive care can help extend your beloved friend's life and keep them comfortable as they age. Once your pet enters their senior years, regular veterinary checkups become increasingly more important, even if they look healthy. We recommend visits at least twice a year for senior cats and dogs, with more frequent visits if they have serious health issues.

Nutritional requirements for senior cats and dogs also shift. Our team can recommend specific diets for your cat or dog's individual physical needs.

Senior Care For Dogs & Cats, Milton

Health Problems in Senior Pets

Our companions are living longer and healthier lives thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine and nutrition. While this is certainly something to be celebrated, pet owners and veterinarians now face the challenge of managing the age-related conditions that come along with advanced age.

Some of the conditions we commonly see in older pets include:

Veterinary Care for Older Dogs and Cats

Our team will thoroughly examine your senior pet and ask about their diet and lifestyle. Diagnostic testing may be recommended to gain additional insight into your furry friend's overall health. Regular examinations for senior pets also provide our veterinarians with the opportunity to detect developing conditions early when the condition is most easily managed. Often helping to slow or stop the progression of the disease. 

Once your pet has been fully assessed your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan to address any existing health concerns and proactively help with potential age-related issues.

Recommendations may include changes to your pet's diet or exercise routine as well as medications to help your senior pet stay happy and comfortable.

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Animal Hospital of Milton is accepting new patients! Our veterinary team is passionate about the health of dogs and cats and can't wait to welcome you and your beloved companion into our family.

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