Broadway Veterinary Clinic

Senior Pet Care

Older pets require special attention, as their health needs are very different from younger pets. From helping manage chronic conditions that come with age to ensuring that your pet stays happy and healthy later in life, we’ll help you give your mature pet everything they need to care for their wellness during the later stages of their life.

Caring For Your Senior Pet

Just like humans, pets need a little extra tender loving care in their twilight years as they slow down. Larger breeds of dogs are considered seniors by the age of seven, and cats become seniors around the age of nine. Generally, it is accepted that by the time they reach the double digits: both dogs and cats are considered geriatric.

Ensuring your pet stays healthy and active for years to come requires preventative care. After a certain age, your pet may need more frequent wellness exams than the annual schedule that worked for them in their “middle-aged” years.

Senior pets should be routinely given a physical examination in addition to a few tests. The recommended routine tests for senior pets include:

  • Bloodwork
  • X-rays
  • Urinalysis

These tests should catch any conditions before they become more serious. As your pet ages, their immune system becomes weaker, and their energy levels decrease. This makes them more vulnerable to chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and blindness. And their decreased energy levels may make it more difficult to discern if they are feeling under the weather.

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Located off of Highway 95, just 3 miles from Bangor International Airport and 1.5 miles from Husson University.

Phone: 207-942-2281

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