Senior Pet Care Needs
We have a genuine affection for our older pets. We understand that they have special needs as they age. The problem is that often people attribute a lack of energy, alertness, and mobility problems to aging, when sometimes these are disease processes that can be reversed. We are constantly finding treatable conditions in our older patients that respond very rapidly to medications or other treatment modalities.
It is surprising the number of cats and dogs in whose mouths we find significant pathology that is causing unknown pain. Dental problems in pets commonly lead to heart conditions. This is because of the bacteria in their mouths coursing through the blood and infecting the heart valves. Preventive dental care is one of the most significant life extenders for our older pets! Did you know that older wild cats and wolves die more from dental disease more than any other cause?
We use regenerative medicine for young and older pets. The use of stem cells in degenerative arthritis, tendon, and joint problems has been a great addition to our practice. All of our doctors are credentialed for using stem cells. We have seen the majority of our stem cell cases respond extremely well.
We have recently added K-laser to our treatment options. This is a totally non-invasive, non-painful way of helping eliminate both chronic and acute pain in pets. It is very affordable and our clients enjoy being right there with their pets to help with the treatment. The sessions average 6 minutes per site.
Your Pet’s Senior Profile
Often, our older population has hidden disease that can be helped if detected early. We recommend a senior profile
. The senior profile includes lab work and x-rays to give our doctors a more complete picture of your friend’s condition.