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)
- 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:
- Pet dental care
- Pet Hotel
- Companion laser therapy
- Veterinary surgery
- Advanced pet diagnostics
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.
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!
News & Events
Meet Our Adoptable Animals!
We are currently fostering some great pets available for adoption! Visit our Featured Foster page HERE to view all animals available for adoption and make an appointment to meet them at our clinic by calling us at 630.665.1500!
Holiday Hours & Closings!
Please note our Holiday Hours and Closings! For Emergency Services during Holiday Hours, you MUST call 630.337.3070!
We Are a Toys for Tots Drop Off Location!
Now through Thursday, December 13th we'll be collecting for Toys for Tots! Stop by during our normal business hours to drop off any new, unwrapped toys. No stuffed animals or toy weapons, please. Many thanks for your generosity during the holiday season!
New Dog or Puppy? Time For Training!
Training is an important part of any dog's life! From providing mental stimulation to exercise and proper socialization, training will help in the development of a great canine companion! We are now enrolling for Basic Obedience Classes! Classes will be held at Elmhurst Animal Care Center (850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL.) Please call 630.530.1900 to register your pet or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions you may have! The cost of the 6-week class is $120.