Senior Pet Wellness

As our pets age, their needs change, requiring specialized care to ensure their health and happiness. At Well Animal Hospital, we tailor our healthcare to the unique requirements of senior pets with comprehensive senior pet wellness services in Livermore, CA.

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Understanding Senior Pet Wellness

Senior pet wellness encompasses a range of preventive measures and health assessments designed to support the well-being of aging pets. Like humans, pets experience age-related changes that can affect their overall health and quality of life. Our senior pet wellness program focuses on early detection of age-related issues, proactive management of chronic conditions, and personalized care to address your pet’s needs.

Our senior pet wellness services include thorough physical examinations, comprehensive blood work, urinalysis, and diagnostic imaging to assess your pet’s overall health and detect any underlying conditions. These evaluations allow our experienced veterinarians to develop customized wellness plans tailored to your senior pet’s needs.

Benefits of Senior Pet Wellness

Investing in senior pet wellness at Well Animal Hospital offers many benefits for both pets and their owners.

  • Early Detection of Health Issues: Regular wellness exams allow our veterinarians to detect and address health issues in their early stages when they are more manageable and responsive to treatment. By catching problems early, we can help prevent them from progressing into more serious conditions that may impact your pet’s quality of life.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Comprehensive senior pet wellness care can help alleviate discomfort associated with age-related ailments such as arthritis, dental disease, and cognitive decline. Through tailored treatment plans and supportive care, we aim to enhance your pet’s comfort and mobility, enabling them to enjoy their golden years to the fullest.

When to Consider Senior Pet Wellness

It’s essential to prioritize senior pet wellness as your furry companion ages. While the specific age at which a pet is considered a senior can vary depending on factors such as species and breed, most dogs and cats are considered seniors around 7-9 years of age. However, more extensive and certain breeds prone to health issues may be regarded as seniors at a younger age.

Regular wellness visits for senior pets are especially crucial as they age, ideally occurring every six months. These visits allow our veterinarians to monitor your pet’s health closely, address any concerns you may have, and adjust their wellness plan as needed to accommodate changing needs.