Senior Pet Care in Rocky Point
Special Care for Older Dogs & Cats
As your pet ages, the bond between the two of you strengthens. When your pet attains “senior” status, his or her health can change rapidly. Some changes may be obvious, such as increased sensitivity to noise or vision loss. Other changes that occur later in life are more subtle – but they can be significant.
Detecting problems in your senior pet early on can only be accomplished through regular examinations and screenings. Rocky Point Animal Hospital recommends that senior pets be seen twice yearly so that we can detect age-related changes before they become more serious health issues. This care is designed to provide your pet with the best possible quality of life during their senior years.
Call (631) 302-7454 to schedule an appointment for your senior pet.
Your Pet Friend Deserves a Long, Healthy Life
With continuing improvements in veterinary care, we can do much more to ensure that your best friend can remain with you longer. At your pet’s twice-yearly wellness examinations, we will perform a gentle hands-on exam and screen for various conditions.
We may recommend screenings for:
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Dental problems and disease
- Thyroid problems
Just as we do with younger pets, we use modern diagnostic tools so that we can make an accurate diagnosis. Early detection of disease is always preferred because that gives us a better opportunity to treat them successfully.
We may use:
- Blood tests
Treatments for Pet Arthritis
There are many new medications and dietary supplements available to help improve your pet’s quality of life. These help us lessen the effects of arthritis and relieve pain. Exercise helps keep your pet in good condition and helps them enjoy better mobility. We will make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy and happy.
Pain Relief for Senior Pets
As your pet ages, joint pain and arthritis may make them seem slower and less capable of doing the things they love. We can prescribe appropriate ongoing pain relief medications to help relieve pain and even improve mobility. Dietary supplements can help both cats and dogs.
If your pet is diagnosed with arthritis or cancer, it’s important to ensure that he or she is comfortable. Through the multi-modal approach – which uses several different types of pain relief medicine – we can give the lowest effective dose of medication to keep your pet comfortable and more relaxed.
“They are absolutely knowledgeable and they care about both the animals and their owners.”- Frank C.
“They all are smart, caring, wonderful people who love our animals as much as we do.”- Sharon N.
“They are so understanding and I just love their support.”- C. M.