Senior Pet Care Recommendations

Senior Pet Care

As your pet ages, their health care needs may have to be modified to accommodate their changing health status. Even though many animals can live to be 15-20 years of age, our pet’s are considered “seniors” and in their golden years by 7-9 years of age. Some age related problems can be remedied or eased quickly if caught early. During our comprehensive wellness examination and diagnostic testing some of the diseases we find include evidence of arthritis, dental disease, thyroid problems, heart, liver and kidney disease as well as cancer.

Early detection and treatment may help your pet before a disease causes pain or irreversible damage to vital organs. The key to a successful outcome is catching these diseases early before your pet shows signs of the disease.

At Arizona Animal Wellness Center, we offer a health care plans specifically designed for the needs of your senior pet. In addition to the services listed in the previous Wellness Plan section, your senior dog or cat may receive the following recommendations:

  • Extensive Cardiology Evaluation
  • Extensive Abdominal Organ Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Thyroid Gland Evaluation
  • Early Kidney Disease Screening
  • Prostate Gland Evaluation - male dogs only
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Lifestyle recommendations

The Arizona Animal Wellness Center team will work with you to plan the appropriate plan for your pet. We believe in helping your pet to have the highest possible quality of life. Longevity is based on prevention of disease. Let us help you prevent disease in your pet by providing the wellness plan suited for your pet’s lifestyle.