Senior Pet Care
Taking a moment to learn more about the special needs of your senior pet is the first step toward providing the best care for your companion in its later years. We place a special emphasis on senior care and are proud of the interest we take in geriatric medicine and the care of chronic disease.
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever, but your senior pet has medical needs that are very different from those of puppies and kittens. At Arden Shoreview Animal Hospital, we work with you to develop a health care plan that ensures your pet is safe and happy throughout his or her "golden years."
Pets age faster than people and are considered to be "seniors" around age 7. The best time to begin your pet's senior care program and recognize the need for a little extra TLC is well before age related conditions begin to set in. We recommend all senior pets undergo at least one physical examination each year, though bi-annual examinations are encouraged. During an examination, we perform tests that can detect the signs of heart disease, infection, diabetes, and other health problems. In some cases, conditions that may look like the usual signs of "old age" could actually be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, periodontal disease, kidney failure, or cancer.
There is also an important role for you to play as your pet's primary caregiver. While you cannot control age related decline, you can influence your pet's activity level, living conditions, daily nutrition, and access to quality senior veterinary care. With our help, you can manage these factors to prolong your pet's good health, vitality, and increase his or her well-being, even as his or her pace slows a bit.
Arden Shoreview Animal Hospital
1261 West County Rd E
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Phone Number: 651-636-2883
Fax Number: 651-628-9133