Senior Dog and Cat Care

At Jupiter Animal Hospital, we take pride in offering the very best health care and health management to our senior citizen patients. As your pet ages, normal changes take place and some diseases follow that can often affect their overall health, well being and comfort. Many conditions, when detected early and treated properly, can be prevented from progressing into more serious and sometimes life threatening illnesses. Our goal is for you and your family pet to enjoy the longest, healthiest life together.

We recommend twice annual wellness exams with our veterinarians so we can monitor your senior pet’s health. If you notice any of the following symptoms, we recommend you schedule an appointment to discuss them with our veterinarian:

  • Weight loss
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Excess urination
  • Excess drinking
  • Reduced exercise, reluctance to move, run, jump, etc.
  • Perception of pain when your pet moves or is handled
  • Any vomiting , diarrhea or lack of bowel movements

Along with the wellness exam, our veterinarians may recommend different diagnostic tests such as blood work, urinalysis, x-rays, ECG’s, blood pressure checks and other tests as selectively determined.

Click here to see a Life Stages of Domestic Cats and Life Stages of Dogs Chart