Senior Pet Care in Mooresville
Our Mooresville veterinarians provide geriatric care for senior cats and dogs, with a focus on keeping them healthy, active, and comfortable in old age.
Geriatric Care for Cats & Dogs
Cats and dogs become more susceptible to certain illnesses and disorders as they get older, just like humans do. Routine veterinary care, good nutrition, and early diagnosis of diseases can make all the difference in extending your pet's life, and making that extra time enjoyable.
Our experienced vets can identify and treat health problems early on in their development, while they are more easily and effectively managed.
When do pets become old?
Although it varies from animal to animal, cats and small and medium-sized dogs are normally considered seniors at 7 years of age. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans, and are therefore considered seniors at around 6 years old.
Common Health Problems In Senior Pets
With improved veterinary care and diets in recent years, cats and dogs are living far longer. As a result, pet owners and vets are faced with far more age-related conditions. Geriatric pets are often prone to the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Blindness and hearing loss
- Liver disease
- Joint or bone diseases
Veterinary Care for Seniors
You vet will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan to keep your senior pet happy and healthy. We will thoroughly examine your pet, ask you questions about their life at home, and perform test to further delve into their general health and condition.
We will then recommend activities, medications, and dietary changes based on our findings that will help improve your senior pet’s health, comfort and wellbeing.
Routine Physical Exams
Early detection of disease and preventive care are essential for a healthy old age for your pet. Regular physical exams give your senior pet the best chance at good long-term health.