Geriatric Senior Pet Care in South Wilton
Our Fairfield County veterinarians provide comprehensive geriatric care for senior cats and dogs to keep them healthy and comfortable in old age.
Geriatric Care for Cats & Dogs
Our animal companions become more susceptible to illnesses and disorders as they age, just like humans do.
Prevention in the form of routine veterinary care and early diagnosis can make all the difference in extending your pet's life and general wellbeing. That extra time can be made comfortable and enjoyable - if they get the right care. This is why it’s important to bring your pet to regularly scheduled physical exams, even if they seem healthy.
Our experienced vets can identify and treat health problems early on in their development, while they are more easily and effectively managed.
When do pets become old?
Although it varies, cats and small and medium-sized dogs are usually considered seniors around the age of 7.
Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans, and are therefore considered to be seniors when they reach 6 years of age.
Common Health Problems in Senior Pets
Due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits, cats and dogs today are living far longer than they have in the past.
This means that their owners and veterinarians are now faced with far more age-related conditions than ever before as well.
Geriatric pets are often prone to the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Blindness and hearing loss
- Liver disease
- Joint or bone diseases
Veterinary Care for Seniors
It's your vet's job to diagnose your pet's health problems and develop a treatment plan that will keep them happy, comfortable and healthy into their golden years.
We will thoroughly examine your pet, ask you detailed questions about their life at home, and perform tests for further insight into their general health and condition.
We will then recommend activities, medications, and dietary changes based on our findings that will help improve your senior pet’s health, comfort, and wellbeing.
Routine Physical Exams
Early detection of disease and preventive care are essential for a healthy old age for your pet.
Regular physical exams give your senior pet the best chance at good long-term health.