October is Senior Wellness Month

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October is Senior Wellness Month

October is Senior Wellness month. You can get 20% off all senior bloodwork OR get free vaccines with senior bloodwork. This can be a huge savings for your senior pet.

Dogs and cats over 7 years of age enter a new stage of life: their senior years. As your pet ages, it is important to be proactive to detect problems and pain before symptoms progress. Symptoms in senior patients can be difficult to recognize as they often occur gradually and may be subtle. Some changes you may notice include:

Behavior changes, Slowing down on walks, Weight loss/gain, Hearing loss, Accidents in the house, Reluctance to go up/down stairs, Vision loss, Vomiting, Bad breath, Difficulty rising, Diarrhea, Sleeping more, Hiding (especially cats), Increase/decrease in appetite, Waking in the night, Restlessness, Excessive panting, Development of growths, Excessive water drinking, Loss of obedience training, Repeated infections

Dogs and cats cannot speak to us and let us know when something is bothering them. We must rely on good detective skills to help improve the quality of life of our aging pets. Your pet may not be showing obvious symptoms of aging, but we are here to help you detect subtle changes. Our hospital is dedicated to helping you during your pet’s transition into the golden years. We have developed a senior wellness program to help identify health problems sooner:

•Physical examinations
•Checking for arthritis
•Oral examination
•Evaluate for brain aging signs: confusion, wandering, sleep disturbances
•Eye exam: cataracts, evidence of hypertension
•Pain assessment
•Urine testing
•Nutrition consultation to maintain ideal body weight
•Regular fecal examinations/deworming
•Heartworm/ disease testing
•Blood testing-evaluates how well your pet’s organs are functioning
•Heartworm preventive

Based on your pet’s exam and the results of wellness testing, we will develop a treatment plan with you to provide the highest quality care for your aging pet.

Call us now to make your appointment in October to receive your Senior Wellness discount