SENIOR YEARS

BEGINNING AT AROUND AGE 7, YOUR PET ENTERS THEIR SENIOR YEARS

Often, pets begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, endocrine disease & cancer. These diseases can go unnoticed in their early stages; therefore, preventative health care is very important.

 

Early detection can help in disease prevention & can minimise suffering. 

 

If left undetected, many diseases can put your pet's health at risk. The best approach to caring for your senior pet includes preventative diagnostics such as:

 

  • Establishing baseline bloodwork

  • Identifying existing health problems

  • Monitoring progress during treatment

 

Together, Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic can help your pet. 

You know your pet better than anyone else & can alert us to any changes in your pet before they become serious. We can help you understand the common medical conditions that your senior pet faces, & discuss a regular monitoring plan.

WATCH YOUR PET FOR THESE SIGNS

 

Keep track & then report them to us, before they become serious.

 

  • Just not acting like himself/herself

  • Interacting less often with family

  • Responding less often or less enthusiastically

  • Changes in behaviour/activity level

  • Having difficulty jumping

  • Exhibiting increased stiffness or limping

  • Drinking more often

  • Urinating more often

  • Changes in eating patterns

  • Noticeably gaining or losing weight

  • Losing housetraining habits

  • Changes in sleeping patterns

  • Becoming confused or disoriented

  • Experiencing changes in hair coat, skin, or new lumps or bumps

  • Scratching more often

  • Exhibiting bad breath/red or swollen gums

  • Displays tremors or shaking

HOW TO KEEP YOUR OLDER PET HEALTHY AND HAPPY

Work closely with us a to evaluate your pet's general health & to monitor the physical effects ageing has had on his or her mind & body.

 

Schedule routine checkups.

 

Speak up for your pet. Tell us about any changes you've observed, including:

 

  • Weight, appetite or elimination 

  • Behaviour

  • Skin & coat

  • Mobility
     

Ask us at cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic about nutrition & exercise and the role they play in your pet's health.
 

Know your pet's condition. Ask us about testing options that can identify health risks before they become evident, including:

 

  • Routine blood testing

  • Urinalysis

  • Hormone testing

  • Electrocardiograph (ECG)

  • X-rays
     

Ask for annual screenings for life-threatening diseases, including:
 

  • FIV (the feline version of HIV), FeLV (Feline Leukaemia)

  • Feline & canine heartworm infection

Contact Us

Let us know how 
we can help
you and your pet.

Open Hours:

Monday-Friday

8am-6pm

Consult - 9am-6pm

Saturday

8am-12pm

Consult - 9am-12pm

Sunday

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