Senior Pet Care
The health, comfort, and quality of life of older dogs and cats depend heavily on senior pet care. Pets’ needs alter as they age, and they could be more prone to certain illnesses.
Senior Pet Care in Kingman, AZ
As pets age, their needs change. At Kingman Animal Hospital scheduling regular veterinary exams for your pet is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your companion in tip-top shape. Wellness exams can help catch and delay the onset of disease and help detect problems such as organ failure and osteoarthritis. Every year for a dog or cat is equivalent to 5–7 human years. As your pet ages, they may become more susceptible to cancer, kidney disease, heart problems, pancreatic disease, and hormonal imbalances such as thyroid conditions or diabetes. Arthritic conditions cause pain and change the way your pet can interact with the family.
Behavior changes such as house soiling can suddenly make your beloved companion a difficult housemate. Our veterinarians may recommend tests to detect disease before symptoms are apparent. Early detection is key and can add years to your pet’s life.