At White Rock Animal Hospital in Dallas, TX, we can treat senior pets from the Lake Highlands, TX, East Dallas, TX, and Garland, TX, areas. Our team has a great deal of experience treating conditions that senior pets commonly have, such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart issues. We can help you take care of senior pet to ensure that they have a happy and healthy life in their golden years.
Read on to learn more about veterinary geriatrics at our animal hospital.
Conditions Common in Senior Pets
There are several conditions that are commonly found in senior pets, even those that have been well cared for. These issues may include arthritis and heart issues. Thankfully, these conditions are all manageable if you bring your pet in early enough.
Some conditions that are common in senior pets can be completely cured. For example, it is quite common for senior pets to develop digestive issues. However, such digestive issues may be able to be completely cured with the right treatment.
Taking Care of Your Senior Pet
There are several things that you can do to take care of your senior pet. First, bring them in for regular checkups. While younger pets may only need to come in for an exam once per year, senior pets may need to get an exam at least once every six months. If you have not brought them in for a checkup recently, it may be best to get a full health evaluation. This way, a veterinarian from our team can run a full battery of tests at our inhouse laboratory. Our inhouse laboratory will run these tests as quickly as possible so that your pet can begin getting any necessary treatment.
You should also start feeding your pet the healthiest diet possible. If you are in the habit of giving your pet table scraps, it's best to stop doing so. While younger pets may be able to handle an unhealthy diet more easily, it may be a good idea to stop doing this for the sake of senior pet wellness. You can get advice from a veterinarian on our team on how to create a healthy diet for your senior pet. This can prevent many health conditions from occurring.
Make an Appointment for Veterinary Geriatrics Today
If you live in the Dallas, TX, area and you have a senior pet, make an appointment for treatment today. Our team at our animal hospital will perform an exam to see if your pet is suffering from any health problems. If our inhouse laboratory says he is, we will come up with a treatment plan to return your pet to health. Contact us today so that we can help you make an appointment for your senior pet. Call us at (214) 328-3255 for White Rock Animal Hospital. We also serve patients in the Lake Highlands, TX, East Dallas, TX, and Garland, TX, areas.