The Purple Paw – Senior Care
Most of us don’t think of aging as something to celebrate, but having a senior pet means you have had a special friend in your life for quite a while. You must have taken excellent care of your pet to have gotten this far. We hope you will let us make the transition into the “Golden Years” an easier one for you and your best friend.
We are excited to offer you an opportunity to take advantage of our Senior Care Program. As our pets age, they do stumble across some problems. As a team, our doctors and staff are here to help detect, manage and control these problems.
Some things we monitor for in our senior patients include:
- Thyroid disease
- Dental disease
- Liver and kidney problems
- Heart disease
- Urinary incontinence
There are other problems that may develop, however these are the most common. The good news is that all of these problems can be detected and if caught early enough, successfully managed. This is why we recommend early detection starting at 7 years of age.
It is important to remember that the needs of our pets change as they age, just as ours do. Our human doctors recommend more frequent visits, blood work and other diagnostics, as well as having our eyes and teeth checked more often as we age. Our pet’s age a lot faster than we do, so we have to be prepared to make the necessary changes sooner.