Our main concerns with older pets are weight, nutrition, pain, and organ diseases. As a result, we believe senior pets should have semi-annual veterinary visits instead of just annual visits in order to promote early detection and keep your pets happy! Controlling weight and pain as well as early detection of organ disease is the easiest way to ensure a healthier and happier life for your furry friends.
Early warning signs that a senior pet may be having problems.
> Increased thirst and urination
> Loss of bladder control or noncompliance with house training.
> Repeated vomiting
> Bad breath, drooling, or changes in appetite
> Excessive panting or exercise intolerance
> Lumps or changes in areas of skin color
> Change in appetite such as eating more or less than usual
> Changes in behavior such as disorientation or excessive whining
> Unusual bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation
> Gaining or losing weight
Catching problems early is often the best way to prevent them from becoming more serious.