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Posted on 08-21-2017
Senior Pet Care From Our Bowling Green Veterinarian
At Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center, our Bowling Green veterinarian takes your pet's health and wellness seriously. Whether you have a cat, dog, equine, or any type of pet in between, we can provide your pet with quality care at all stages of life. If you have a senior pet, we can even provide specialized care to helps your pet live out his or her "golden years" in optimal health and happiness.
Caring for an Aging Pet: What You Need to Know
No matter what type of pet you may have, preventative and wellness care is vital. This is especially true as your pet reaches its senior years. What age your pet is considered a "senior" can vary depending on the type of pet you have. For example, a large dog may be considered senior at just eight or nine years old, whereas an indoor cat may not be considered senior until age 12 or 13.
When your pet is considered a senior, regular wellness exams become increasingly important. In fact, we may recommend that your senior pet come in more regularly for an exam, such as twice a year instead of once a year. We may also recommend special testing, such as blood testing panels, to keep a closer eye on your pet's health and detect even the smallest of changes as soon as possible.
Around the house, there are also steps you can take to help your pet enjoy a happy life as he or she ages. For cats, make sure there's easy access to the litter box; this may mean upgrading to one with a ramp or stairs. For dogs, ensure that beds are placed on the floor within easy reach so your dog doesn't need to jump to reach the bed.
Schedule an Exam at Our Bowling Green Vet Hospital
If your senior pet is in need of an exam or any other veterinary services, our Bowling Green vet hospital is here for you. You can schedule an appointment for your dog, cat, equine, or other pet by calling (270) 781-5041. Be sure to take advantage of our new client special, too!
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