Geriatric Senior Pet Care
Our veterinarians provide comprehensive geriatric care for senior cats and dogs in Everett to keep them healthy and comfortable into their golden years.
Geriatric Care for Cats & Dogs
Just like humans, our animal friends become more vulnerable to disorders and illnesses as they age.
Routine veterinary care and early diagnosis of any issues can help prevent serious conditions from going untreated. This can make all the difference in extending your pet's life and general well-being. If they receive the right care, their golden years can be made comfortable and enjoyable.
This is why it's important to bring your pet for regularly scheduled physical exams, even if they seem healthy.
Our experienced vets can identify and treat health problems early on in their development, when they can be managed more easily and effectively.
When do pets become old?
Though the answer to this question will vary, cats and small and medium-sized dogs are typically considered seniors around the age of 7.
Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans. Therefore, they are considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years old.
Common Health Problems in Senior Pets
Due to advanced technology, improved veterinary practices and better nutrition, dogs and cats are living longer today than they have in the past.
This means pet owners and veterinarians now face more age-related conditions than ever before.
Geriatric pets are often susceptible to the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Blindness and hearing loss
- Liver disease
- Joint or bone diseases
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Your veterinarian will diagnose any health issues your pet may have and develop a tailored treatment plan to ensure they stay healthy, happy and comfortable into their golden years.
A thorough exam also involves checking in on their medical history. We'll ask you detailed questions about your pet's home life and perform tests to get further insight into their general health and condition.
We will then recommend medications, activities and dietary changes based on our findings to help improve your senior pet's health, comfort and well-being.
Routine Physical Exams
Preventive care and early detection of diseases are essential to helping your pet stay healthy in old age.
Regularly scheduled physical exams give your senior pet the best chance at excellent long-term health.
New Patients Always Welcome!
Looking for a vet in Everett? Whether your pet needs routine wellness exams, surgery, geriatric care or emergency care, we look forward to welcoming you to our family at Broadway Animal Hospital located in Everett.