Senior Pet Care at Wheaton Animal Hospital

The pet experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital are committed to providing the highest quality of life for your senior pet. Generally, cats and dogs are considered seniors when they turn 7 years old. Our senior pet preventative care program is designed to help your mature pet stay healthy and comfortable for as long as possible.

Senior Pet Preventative Care Exam

Senior pet preventative care consists of disease and parasite prevention and early diagnosis of age-related problems. Early detection ensures the best treatment outcomes for your pet. We recommend senior pets receive a wellness exam every 6 months, with blood work and testing annually. The exam includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Nutritional needs evaluation
  • Behavioral changes review
  • Dental health evaluation

Additionally, annual diagnostic and laboratory tests for senior pets may include the following:

  • Complete blood chemistry panel and blood count (CBC)
  • Urinalysis
  • Thyroid check
  • Electrolyte check
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Digital radiographs & ultrasound

During each exam, we are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health. Together, we can ensure your pet receives the best possible senior care.

Senior Pet Veterinary Services

To support your aging pet, Wheaton Animal Hospital offers a variety of veterinary services including:

Our senior pet wellness program is designed to help your mature pet stay healthy, vigorous, and comfortable in the aging process for as long as possible. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet’s senior health.

Senior Cat Napping

Walk-ins Welcome!

We accept walk-ins during our Doctor’s Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!

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News & Events

We Are a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!

Now through December 15th we are collecting for Toys for Tots! Please feel free to bring in new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals or toy weapons, please.)
In addition, we are also collecting new/gently used pet toys that will go to our rescue partners and animals in need.
​​​​​​​Collection bins are located in our lobby and can be dropped off during regular business hours. Thank you!

Holiday Hours & Closings!

Holiday Party & Adoption Event!


 

Join us for our annual Holiday Party & Adoption Event on Sunday, December 17th from 11AM - 2PM! Bring your pet along for $5 photos with Santa! There will be animals available for adoption from local rescues, raffles and more! All proceeds benefit our rescue partners. 

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