Geriatric Care for Grande Prairie Pets
Bring your senior cat or dog in to see our Grande Prairie veterinarians. We provide comprehensive geriatric care for older pets to help them feel healthy and comfortable in their golden years.
Geriatric Care for Senior Dogs & Cats
As they enter their senior years, our senior pets need routine preventive veterinary care and early diagnosis of any age-related conditions.
With diligent care and regularly scheduled routine exams, your pet can enjoy good health and an extended quality of life, so it's important that they see the vet even if they seem healthy.
Our experienced veterinary team is here to provide experienced care and answer any questions you may have. We can identify emerging health issues and offer proactive treatment early, while issues can still be effectively and easily managed.
Is my pet considered 'old'?
While your pet may still behave like a kitten or puppy, you may be surprised to learn that they are already a senior. Did you know cats and small to medium-sized dogs are typically considered seniors by the time they reach the age of 7?
Larger breed dogs typically have shorter life spans and are considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years old.
Typical Health Problems
Due to better veterinary care and improved dietary options, our cat and dog companions are living for many more years today than they have in the past.
While this is certainly something to be celebrated, pet parents and vets are also now encountering more age-related conditions than they saw historically.
Senior pets are usually prone to these conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Blindness and hearing loss
- Joint or bone disorders like arthritis
Veterinary Care for Seniors
Your senior pet will receive a thorough physical examination, during which your vet will ask about their home life and perform any tests that may be required to get more insight into his or her general physical health and condition.
Based on test results, we'll recommend a treatment plan that may include activities, medications and dietary changes that can help improve your senior pet's health, comfort and well-being.
Routine Wellness Exams
Preventive care is critical to helping your pet live a healthy, happy and fulfilled life. Performing these exams also gives our veterinarians a chance to detect diseases in their earliest stages.
Early detection of disease will help preserve your pet's physical health, and catch developing health issues before they become long-term problems.
With regularly scheduled physical examinations, your pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health.