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Senior Pet Care in Edmonton Alberta

Senior Pet Care in Edmonton Alberta

Senior pets need special care in order to stay healthy. As pets age, their risk of developing problems like chronic conditions, cancer and other serious illnesses can increase. The best way to keep a senior pet healthy is to be diligent about preventative care, make special accommodations for your senior pet at home and to get your pet to the veterinarian as soon as he or she starts to show signs of illness. At Lakeview Animal Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, we help pet owners with senior pets take care of their animal friends.

What You Can Do

As pets age, they start to develop aches and pains that can prevent them from doing their everyday normal activities. As a pet owner, you can make special accommodations that can help your pet maintain normal quality of life. Some typical ways that pet owners help their older pets include:

  • Installation of ramps. As arthritis sets in, your older pet may not be able to go up and down ramps like he or she used to. You can help your senior pet maintain independence and mobility by installing a ramp on staircases that your pet uses frequently.
  • Give your pet exercise. Older pets need light exercise to stay healthy and keep their joints flexible. Establishing a light exercise routine, like going for nightly walks, will help your pet stay fit and mobile.
  • Change your pet’s diet. Senior pets eat a special diet that’s lower in protein than diets recommended for younger pets. Feeding your pet a special senior pet diet will help your pet keep off extra weight and avoid problems like diabetes.

Veterinary Care for Senior Pets

At Lakeview Animal Hospital, we offer the following services for senior pets:

  • Dental care. We provide dental exams, tooth cleanings, extractions and cavity fillings to help your senior pet maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Wellness exams. We recommend that senior pet owners bring in their pets every 6 months for a wellness exam. Our wellness exams help us catch medical problems in their early stages, which can help improve your senior pet’s quality of life and may even extend your pet’s lifespan.
  • Vaccinations. Vaccinations help protect pets from common illnesses. Getting your pet vaccinated regularly will help keep your pet healthy.
  • Surgical procedures. Our skilled veterinarian and state of the art surgical equipment can help ensure that your pet gets the medical treatment he or she needs.
  • Pet owner consultations. Many pets owners have questions and concerns about caring for their senior pet. We help answer pet owner questions to ensure that pets get the best possible care at home.

Contact Your Pet’s Edmonton Veterinarian Today

At Lakeview Animal Hospital, we help pets stay fit and happy as they age. Your senior pet’s health and wellness is our top priority. To find out more or to make an appointment with our veterinarian, contact us today at 587-463-9002.