November is Senior Pet Month at Sunrise, so we’ve dedicated the month to bringing you the latest information on how to best care for your aging pet - and we’ve even put together a new + special bundle for you that will make it easier and more cost-effective for you to bring them in to receive care. (See bottom of this post for details!).
What we need to know about our senior pets:
When pets have reached the approximate age of seven (varying by breed and size) they have reached their senior years and the care they require will begin to change. Many pet owners see their pets slowing down and showing signs of age, thinking these are a normal part of the aging process. It’s important to remember that many of these signs are symptoms of larger issues that often affect senior pets, such as arthritis, kidney disease, heart conditions, and more.
Our wonderful companions are masters at disguising pain and ill health. Good history history and exam for us tells a lot about where to go from here - always keeping in mind quality of life over simply extending life that’s not being enjoyed.
Understanding the needs of our senior pets:
Senior pets require increased attention, including more frequent visits to the veterinarian, possible changes in diet, and in some cases alterations to their home environment.
Geriatric pets can develop many of the same problems seen in older people, such as:
-Kidney/Urinary Tract Disease
-Joint or Bone Disease (like arthritis)
If you’ve been thinking “something’s up but there’s nothing that can be done” this is probably not the case. There usually is something that can be done to improve quality of life!
These questions are best answered in the exam room face to face. We will work together to decide what is best so your doggie or kitty can enjoy his or her golden years!
If your pet is over the age of seven, we recommend that you contact our team right away to schedule their senior care visit.
This month only, we are offering a special Sunrise Senior Value Package, which includes nose-to-tail care for your aging pet, including a health-care exam, bloodwork, nutrition optimizations, and even a prostate exam for our male patients for Movember. You’ll save 20% off with this special package, too!
Let's help your senior doggie or kitty feel as good as they possibly can.
Call us today at (250) 339-6555 to claim your package and book your spot.
Our family caring for yours,
Sunrise Veterinary Clinic