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Senior Care for Pets

Aging is a natural process and your cherished pets are not immune to it. As your pet gets older, they will require care that is more special. With proper senior care and attention, your pet will have a happy and healthy life.

When is my pet considered a senior?

This varies between species. In cats, 8 years and older are considered seniors. Dogs that are 7 years and older are recognized as seniors. Your veterinarian can help you determine if your pet is a senior based on their breed and size.

What are signs that my pet is getting older?

  • Less energetic
  • Develop hearing problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increase/decrease their eating, drinking or urinating
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • What are common health issues in senior pets?

    Aging makes pets more prone to various diseases. It is important for senior pets to have regular checkups as any condition they develop can pose serious risks to their lives. Common illnesses in senior pets include:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney/liver problems
  • Arthritis
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Hormone disorder
    These illnesses can be life threatening for your senior pet. Schedule a consultation with our team by calling us at 204-452-0077.

    How can I care for my senior pet?

    Senior pets need different care to adults and puppies or kittens. It is strongly recommended that you work with a veterinarian to figure out the type of care that your senior pet needs. Our team can create a plan for your senior pet that includes regular wellness examinations. Through regular exams, our veterinarians can recommend special nutritional plans, exercise routine, and accommodations that your pet may need. Our hospital can also provide treatment for conditions associated with aging.


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