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Senior Pet Care in Grande Prairie

Routine veterinary care becomes increasingly important as our pets enter their golden years. Consistent veterinary care can help older dogs, cats, and exotic pets stay comfortable and healthy.

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Veterinary Care for Your Senior Companion

Maintaining optimal health, good quality of life, and comfortable mobility are three top priorities when it comes to caring for senior pets. This is why routine preventive care and early diagnosis of developing conditions are essential for pets as they age.

Diligent care can help extend your pet's life and good health throughout their senior years. This is why regularly scheduled wellness exams, even if your pet appears healthy, are critical.

Our veterinarians can help your senior companion achieve optimal health by identifying and treating emerging health issues in the earliest stages when medical conditions are most easily managed.

Routine senior exams also allow our veterinarian to provide and monitor proactive care for age-related health concerns such as osteoarthritis and kidney disease, helping your senior pet to maintain a good quality of life.

Geriatric Care for Pets, Grande Prairie

Health Problems in Senior Pets

As pets get older, they become more susceptible to illness and disease. As a result, there are a number of age-related health problems we commonly see in older pets, including:

Routine Exams & Care for Your Senior Dog or Cat

Regular examinations for senior pets provide our veterinarians with the opportunity to detect developing medical conditions early. Early detection allows treatment to begin when illness and disease are most easily managed. When medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, are treated early, the progression of the disease can often be slowed or stopped.

Our veterinarians will thoroughly examine your senior dog or cat and ask about their diet and lifestyle. Testing may be recommended to gain additional insight into your pet's overall health.

Next, your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan to address any existing health problems and help prevent potential age-related issues.

Recommendations may include changes to your dog or cat’s diet or exercise routine, as well as medications to help your senior pet stay happy and comfortable.

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Animals First Clinic is accepting new patients! Our veterinarians deliver the best care possible to your dogs, cats, small mammals, and reptiles. Reach out today to book an appointment.

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