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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Treat Your Pet To a Pawdicure This February!

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