As our pets age, it’s important to make sure they receive the specialized care they deserve. At Medical District Veterinary Clinic, we work with pet owners to create personalized health plans for their aging pets. Consistent geriatric care helps your furry friend stay healthy as they get older.
Aging pets can experience a variety of orthopedic, neurological, endocrine/chemical, and general systemic illnesses that are sometimes mistaken for classic signs of "just slowing down." However, pets age differently than humans, and a routine veterinary exam can differentiate between normal aging and serious medical problems.
Medical District Veterinary Clinic offers specialized wellness and preventive care for senior pets, as well as in-house bloodwork testing and advanced diagnostic imaging. Nutritional counseling and wellness education with local vets is also available.
Changes in Aging Pets
As your furry friend gets older, there are certain things to look for which may indicate your pet needs extra veterinary care. Signs include:
- Changes in eating or drinking habits
- Mobility or flexibility issues
- Behavioral changes (e.g., increased irritability, changes in sleep routine)
- Bad breath or oral hygiene problems
- Urination and hygiene issues
- Vision loss
- Lack of interest in play or exercise
- Increase in repetitive behaviors