“Senior” status can vary according to breed and your pet’s life experiences. At Eagle Veterinary Hospital, we realize how important your pet can become to you and our role in providing appropriate care at the right time is understanding the stage of life your pet is in.
Diet and exercise become even more important as your pet grows older. Weight can be a major factor in many age-related problems, such as joint discomfort. An older cat that is losing weight and drinking/urinating more may have failing kidneys, but if diagnosed early, treatment and medical management of the disease can be very effective.
As your pet ages, we will screen for:
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
The senior wellness plan for your pet may include supplements like glucosamine along with special nutrition and exercise to prevent or limit discomfort.
Quality of life is important and there’s a unique relationship between people and their pets. When the client and doctor come to agree the pet we have been treating will be better served by letting them go, we provide a euthanasia service with care and sympathy. We can also take care of all cremation arrangements.