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Caring for your senior pet is different from caring for a younger pet. If you're a pet owner with an older dog or cat, knowing how to care for your pet can help improve his or her quality of life, and can also extend your pet's lifespan.
Caring for an older pet is different from caring for a younger pet because senior pets are at higher risk for medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases and illnesses. In addition, many older pets experience chronic pain that requires special care for the pet to stay active and healthy.
Pet owners can help their senior pets by doing the following:
Veterinarians can help older pets by providing more frequent wellness exams, regular preventative care, and treatment for chronic conditions. Some older pets also need surgical care for conditions like cancer.
Many senior pets need to see the vet every six months. This helps the veterinarian catch medical conditions in their early stages.
At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, we offer the following preventative services for senior dogs and cats:
At Central Animal Hospital in Scarsdale, we help older pets stay healthy and enjoy a good quality of life. For an appointment, contact us at 914-723-1250.