Just like humans, your pet's needs change as they age, including dietary, exercise, and other aspects of their daily routine. Your pet can't outright tell you when they start to experience those little aches and pains, that jumping into the car is harder than it used to be, or the dog food they've been eating since they were a puppy isn't settling so well anymore. Some of these subtle changes may go unnoticed by the owner for some time until the problem becomes more serious.
Fortunately, regular wellness exams can help catch some of these issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Our veterinarians are trained to ask the detailed questions that will help you, as the owner, know if or when a change is needed for the best interest of your pet. We can also help you understand what is normal for the aging process, and what you should keep an eye out for. These exams are also a great time to review any medication your pet may be taking, as the dosage may need to be adjusted with time.
We welcome any questions you may have with your senior pet! Older pets are great companions, and we want to do everything we can to ensure your pet lives a long and healthy life.