Senior Care for Pets

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. At Crowchild Trail Veterinary Clinic, we’re here to help your pet make the most of their years and age gracefully. Especially when they need that extra bit of care and affection. For all their medical needs, our team will work closely with you to meet them, so they can go back to experiencing the fullness of life. For more details on our senior care services, give us a call at 403-249-2535

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How do I know if my pet is aging?

It’s important to note that not all breeds age at the same rate. Cats begin to enter their golden years around 11-years-old, while dogs are considered seniors at around 7-years-old. As they age, you may notice your furry companion struggling to do day-to-day activities. Signs to look out for that your pet might be aging are:

  • Arthritis
  • Difficulty getting around (on stairs or jumping)
  • Graying and loss of fur
  • A change in weight
  • Foul-smelling breath
  • Cloudy eyes or vision loss

What are common illnesses in senior pets?

Your pet becomes more likely to develop serious health conditions as time goes by. Early detection of illness is key. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of your pet’s routine veterinary exam so we can have a better chance of treating their symptoms and pain. Some common diseases senior pets may experience include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Dental disease

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