Wellness Recommendations for Senior Pets

With aging, every system of your pet's body is deteriorating. As your furry friend becomes older, it's necessary for you to make a note of any change in its health and behaviour and bring it up during your visit at the vet.

Pets older than seven years are considered senior. If you live with older cats or dogs, make sure to:

  • Keep your pet current on vaccinations
  • Brush your pet frequently to prevent mats
  • Clip toe nails as needed to prevent overgrowth
  • Keep plenty of fresh water available and monitor its consumption
  • Keep indoors most of the time, especially in inclement weather
  • Weigh on the same scale and record results at least every 60 days

Contact Windsor Essex Vets more information about the nutrition and exercise that your senior pets need to live a long and healthy life.

Senior Wellness Exam

Even though it's naturally occurring, aging is a difficult process that we all go through, including our pets. Dogs and cats age 4 to 5 times faster than we do, which can cause health problems to come about quickly and progress more rapidly.

Age-related problems may include weight and mobility problems, vision and hearing problems, arthritis, tumors, endocrine problems, diabetes, kidney problems, and more. The good news is, if the onset of any of these problems is recognized early enough in an aging pet, the faster we can get them under control.

Did You Know?

An average dog is considered a senior at the age 7. An average cat is considered a senior at age 12.

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