At Lakewood Pet Vet Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, we are capable of treating your senior pet to help ensure that he has a high quality of life well into their golden years. We suggest that senior pets receive preventative care. Of course, we can also treat geriatric pets who have developed conditions like obesity, diabetes, and tumors.
Preventative Care for Geriatric Pets
Preventative care can be very important for pets of all ages, but it can be especially important for senior pets. This is because getting sick is harder on senior pets, even if they receive effective treatment promptly.
A veterinarian on our team can work with you to create a preventative care plan for your senior pet. This will likely include pet wellness exams. At these exams, a veterinarian on our veterinary team will check your pet to see if he is at risk of developing a disease. For example, we may put your pet on a special diet if tests show that he is at risk of developing diabetes.
Senior Pet Health Conditions
Here are some health conditions that senior pets may suffer from.
Obesity is a health condition that you might see senior pets. Your pet's metabolism will slow down as he ages, which means he is much more prone to gaining weight. Also, senior pets are not as active as they were, so they aren't burning as many calories.
Obesity can lead to many health issues, such as heart disease. We can put your senior pet on a diet to help him lose weight.
Senior pets may develop diabetes. Thankfully, we can help effectively manage this condition. Pets with diabetes can be treated with special diets and medications.
Older pets are more likely to develop tumors. Thankfully, veterinary tumor treatments are here to help. These treatments may include medication or surgery to remove the tumor.
Set an Appointment Today with Our Animal Hospital
If your senior pet needs veterinary care, we at Lakewood Pet Vet Animal Hospital in Lakewood, CA, are the place to go. We take pet wellness seriously, including senior pet wellness. If you want to learn more about the veterinary care that we offer for senior pets, feel free to contact us and we will give you all the info you need. Contact us today to make an appointment. Call our animal hospital at (562) 925-2300 for more information.