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Senior Veterinary Services for Cats & Dogs

Regular veterinary care is vital to maintaining a good quality of life for our pets through old age. Our Thornhill veterinarians provide care for senior cats and dogs with a focus on comfort.

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Maintaining Comfort For Senior
Cats & Dogs

As your dog or cat enters their golden years, they may become more prone to certain illnesses and conditions like arthritis, blindness, kidney issues and more.

The good news is that preventive care and early diagnosis allow your veterinarian to spot and treat these issues while they are more easily managed. This can help improve your pet's overall comfort and quality of life.

This is why it’s important for your aging pet to attend regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if they appear healthy.

During these visits, we will examine your pet, diagnose any health problems and develop a treatment plan to help get them feeling like their younger self again.

Geriatric Care for Pets, Thornhill

Issues That Affect Senior Companions

Because of the advancements in care for senior pets, they are living to much older ages than ever before. While this is certainly something to be celebrated, pet owners and veterinarians now face the challenge of managing the health conditions that come along with advanced age.

Some of the conditions that commonly impact senior pets include:

Physical Exams For Senior Dogs & Cats

Regular examinations for senior pets provide your veterinarian with the opportunity to detect developing medical conditions early.

These visits often begin with a discussion about your pet including concerns you may have and questions about changes in their lifestyle and behaviours. We use this information to gain an overall view of their health.

Your veterinarian will then perform a physical exam, checking for any abnormal signs or symptoms indicating a medical condition. This includes looking at their teeth and mouth, listening to the heart and lungs, feeling the movement of the joints and examining the abdomen, eyes, nose, ears, fur and skin.

Your pet will have complete diagnostics performed, including a complete blood count (CBC), biochemistry profile, and urinalysis. These will help tell us more about the function of the internal systems and if there are any signs of potential conditions affecting their health.

Once your companion has been completely examined and we have all test results, we will recommend a treatment plan to address any existing health concerns and proactively help with potential age-related issues. In some cases, we may also recommend supportive veterinary techniques such as cold laser therapy.

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Our veterinary team treats all companion animals as if they were our own, dedicated to their lifelong health and comfort. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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