Geriatric Care for Pets
Our Baltimore veterinarians provide comprehensive geriatric care for senior cats and dogs to help them feel healthy and comfortable in old age.
Comprehensive Care for Baltimore's Senior Pets
Routine preventive veterinary care and early diagnosis are key to your senior pets' health as they enter their golden years. Diligent care can help extend your pet's life and ensure they remain healthy as they age, so it's critical that they attend regularly scheduled routine exams, even if they appear healthy.
Our experienced veterinary team is here to help, and address your questions and concerns. We can identify developing health issues and offer proactive treatment early, when problems can still be diagnosed and managed effectively and easily.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
Typically, cats and small to medium-sized dogs are considered seniors around the age of 7.
Larger breed dogs usually have shorter life spans, so reach their senior years when they turn 6 years old.
Typical Health Problems
Due to ever-improving veterinary knowledge, improved dietary habits and food and better veterinary technology and care, our cats and dogs are living longer today than they have historically.
While we're excited that this is the case, owners and veterinarians now face more age-related conditions in pets than in the past.
Senior pets are typically prone to these conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Urinary tract disease
- Blindness and hearing loss
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Your senior pet will receive a thorough physical exam from our vet, who will ask about their home life in detail and complete any tests that may be needed to receive more insight into his or her general physical health and condition.
Based on these test results, we'll recommend a treatment plan that can potentially include medications, dietary changes and activities that may help to improve your senior pet's comfort, health and well-being.
Routine Wellness Exams
Preventive care is critical to helping your senior pet live a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. It also provides our veterinarians the opportunity to detect diseases early and give accurate diagnoses.
Early disease detection will help preserve your pet's physical health and catch developing health issues before they become long-term problems.
With regular physical exams, your pet will have the best chance at high-quality long-term health.