Care for Senior Dogs & Cats

Our veterinarians at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital provide comprehensive geriatric care for senior cats and dogs to help them stay healthy and comfortable in their old age. 

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Geriatric Care for Senior Pets

As they enter their golden years, our senior pets need routine preventive veterinary care and early diagnosis. Diligent care from an attentive vet can help extend your pet's life and good health as they age, so it's important that they attend regularly scheduled routine exams, even if they seem healthy. 

Our experienced veterinary team is here to help. We can identify developing health issues and offer early, proactive treatment. At this point, we can still easily and effectively manage any problems. 

Geriatric Care for Pets, New Iberia

Is my pet considered 'old'?

Your pet may seem young and virile, but you may be surprised to learn that they are already a senior. For example, did you know that cats and small to medium-sized dogs are usually considered seniors around the age of 7?

Larger breed dogs typically have shorter life spans, so are considered to be seniors by the time they reach 6 years of age. 

Typical Health Problems

Thanks to better veterinary care and improved dietary options, our cat and dog companions are living far longer today than they have historically. 

While this is certainly an accomplishment to be celebrated, pet owners and vets now face more age-related conditions than they did in the past as a result. 

Senior pets will typically be prone to these conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Urinary tract disease
  • Joint or bone disorders
  • Blindness and hearing loss
  • Diabetes
  • Senility
  • Weakness

Veterinary Care for Seniors

Our vets will thoroughly examine your geriatric dog or cat, ask about their home life in detail and perform any tests that may be required to receive additional insight into his or her general physical health and condition. 

Based on the findings, we'll recommend a treatment plan that can potentially include medications, activities and dietary changes that may help improve your senior pet's health, well-being and comfort. 

Routine Wellness Exams

Preventive care is essential to helping your senior pet live a health, happy and fulfilled life. It also gives our veterinarians the opportunity to detect diseases early. 

Early detection of disease will help preserve your pet's physical health, and catch emerging health issues before they develop into long-term problems.

With regular physical examinations, your pet will have the best chance at quality long-term health. 

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