Our veterinarian serve the Berkeley area by providing dedicated care for senior pets to help them feel healthy and comfortable throughout their golden years.
Geriatric Care for Senior Pets
Senior pets require routine preventative veterinary care and early diagnosis as they grow older. Diligent preventative care as provided by routine checkups can extend your pet's good health well into their old age. Because of this, it is key that your aging pet attend regularly scheduled routine care appointments, even if they seem healthy.
Our experienced veterinary team is here to help. We can identify emerging health issues and offer proactive treatment early, while we can still effectively and easily manage any problems.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
Even though your pet may seem young and spry, it may come as a surprise to you that they are already considered a senior. Cats and small or medium dogs are typically considered seniors around the age of 7.
Larger breed dogs usually have shorter life spans, so are considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years of age.
What are typical health problems for senior pets?
With recent improvements in dietary options for your pet as well as advancements in veterinary care, our pets are living longer than ever.
This is something to be celebrated, however, pet owners and vets now must contend with more age-related issues than they have in the past too.
Senior pets are typically prone to the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Joint or bone disorders
- Blindness and hearing loss
- Heart disease
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Our vets will examine your pet, ask you about their habits and home life, as well as perform any required tests in order to understand their needs.
Based on the findings, we'll recommend a treatment plan that can potentially include medications, activities and dietary changes that may help improve your senior pet's health, well-being and comfort.
Routine Care Appointments
Preventive care is essential to helping your senior pet live a health, happy and fulfilled life. It also gives our veterinarians the opportunity to detect diseases early.
Early detection of diseases in your senior pet will help to preserve their health and catch emerging issues before they become more serious.
With regular physical examinations, your pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health.