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Perry Hall Animal Hospital

Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Services at Perry Hall Animal Hospital

Old cat sitting on cat bed

Senior Bloodwork

We recommend senior pets - over age 8 - to have bloodwork labs. We know that this is a great way to ensure your adult or senior pet (age 4 or over) is healthy on the inside and allows our medical team to diagnose or discover any potential problems early on. If everything looks pretty and perfect on the blood work, then you'll feel great and we'll have baseline values specific to your pet to refer back to if he or she ever does get sick. It's also great information that we can monitor over time to catch any early signs of disease.

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. We can improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending a nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications.

Dog & Cat cuddling in grass

Osteoarthritis Relief

It’s tough getting old! But it doesn’t have to be painful or debilitating. There are many new and innovative medical treatments to help those arthritic joints and allow your pet to live out his golden years with joy and dignity!

We love our senior pets and think they deserve the best care and everything that's available to them. Old age doesn't have to be a disease anymore and there are many treatments and therapies that will prolong their quality of life. Senior pets (over age 8) should be seen two times a year for a thorough check-up. Pets age much faster than humans, so a 6 month time period is like 3.5 years to us! You wouldn't wait 3 years to get a check-up if you were a senior citizen, so do your pet a favor and visit us at least twice a year to catch any potential illnesses in their early stages.