Senior Pet Care

At our animal hospital in Dublin, senior pet care is offered to provide an exceptional level of care to our best friends who have reached their golden years. Meeting your senior pet’s specific needs is so important to ensure that they are healthy and comfortable.

When your best friend reaches their senior years, their care needs may begin to change. Preventive care and vaccines will no longer be the primary focus of their medical care. At this stage, it will become important to consider your pet’s health status through increased visits throughout the year and more diligent diagnostic testing to help us determine if your pet has an underlying health condition. Early diagnosis is the key to prompt, efficient treatment.

When Is My Pet Considered a Senior?

Because our pets age so much faster than us, they reach their senior year surprisingly early. The average age for a pet to be considered a senior is about 7 years, though that may be earlier for larger pets and later for smaller ones. The key factors that determine your pet’s age group are:

  • Age
  • Breed
  • Size
  • Health status

If you’re not sure whether your pet would be considered a senior, please talk with us about your concerns. Our team would be happy to walk you through the changes you may expect to see as your pet enters this new life stage. Please contact us today to set up your senior pet’s exam with our team.

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