The AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) places great importance on the special health needs of Senior and Geriatric Pets because they often have unique needs related to the aging process. The health status of these pets may change even though a pet may be asymptomatic, which means your pet isn’t showing any visible signs of a medical problem. This occurs most often for most pets at age 7-10 (Senior Pets). Those changes can accelerate for most dogs at age 10 and most cats at age 12 (Geriatric Pets). This means that as a pet owner, you will want to change how you approach your Senior/Geriatric Pets’ health care management. Be assured that the AVMA and Have A Heart Animal Hospital are committed to providing support for your aging pets and you.
To bring attention to this very important group of companion animals, we are celebrating our Senior and Geriatric Pets in September with special senior/geriatric pet scratch tickets (for special senior pet savings), goody bags, client education and more! Remember, pets age at a more rapid pace than humans and therefore a pet becomes senior at age 7-10 and geriatric just a few years later.
It is our goal to do everything we can to help you and your pet manage their quality of life through this organic process. This includes weight management, blood and urine testing, annual/bi-annual exams and vaccinations. Growing older is a natural and inevitable process we all experience. This applies to our pets, too. And just like your health, where “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, preventive medicine helps your senior/geriatric pet ease into aging gracefully.
Age itself is not a disease! at Wignall Animal Hospital and Lowell Veterinary Clinic we can maximize your maturing pet’s quality of life with early detection of kidney, heart, liver and metabolic diseases; and often identify processes of disease long before the actual disease is present. Early detection helps protect your pet; and extends the joy a healthy life brings to your pet and you.
What do you need to know about the health of your senior/geriatric pet? Visit the links below to find out!
|Healthy Pet||Senior Wellness Profile||Senior FAQ|
|Diagnostic Testing||Senior Pet Health Care Commitment||Senior Symptom Chart|
|Undercover Feline||Senior Pet Brochure||Undercover Canine|