COMMON SENIOR PET HEALTH CONDITIONS
Senior pets can develop painful osteoarthritis in their joints which often go undetected, impacting their quality of life. Osteoarthritis is caused by a lifetime of wear and tear, excess weight and joint related injuries. If notice your pet’s movement slowing down, this may be a symptom of osteoarthritis which is now highly treatable. Book a consult now to help your pet enjoy their golden years.
Lumps & Bumps
Although pets of any age can develop lumps and bumps on or under the skin, they are more common in older pets, and the older they get, the higher their chance of developing a malignant (cancerous) lump. There are many common types of lumps and bumps found in senior pets and it’s very important to have a Vet examine your pet when you find one. Book a consult immediately if you find one.
Although age is not a disease, ageing pets are more likely to develop certain diseases, such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease and cognitive decline (dementia). For both healthy senior pets and pets with conditions, nutrition plays a vital role in keeping them fit and happy. Read on to discover how feeding your senior pet the right diet can help them live their best lives…
Like humans, senior cats and dogs need a professional dental check-up and clean each year, to remove plaque and tarter and check for any cavities. If left unchecked and untreated, dental problems can be costly and more painful for your pet. It can also contribute to serious heart, liver and kidney conditions. Book a consult now to have your pet’s dental health assessed.