Senior pet care offered at East Springs Animal Hospital Colorado Springs

Senior Pet Care

Thanks to the advancements in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. However, with this increased lifespan comes an increase in the variety of conditions and diseases that they are susceptible to including osteoarthritis, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, cancer and diabetes. Because pets age faster than we do, health problems can progress much more rapidly. We pay special attention to your senior pets comfort level and address any concerns about pain.

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, scheduling regular veterinary examination is one of the most important steps pet owners can take to keep their pets health. AAHA recommends that healthy senior dogs and cats

(age 7+) visit the veterinarian every six months for a complete exam and preventative care screening. Your senior pet’s wellness exam can include the following:

  • Health Consultation
  • Physical Examination
  • Pain and arthritis assessment
  • Oral exam for dental disease
  • Blood work
  • Screening Chest Radiographs
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Exam
  • Vaccinations (if necessary)
  • Nutritional Counseling