If your pet is growing older, getting them the care, they need from a trained veterinarian is essential. Our veterinarian will provide your pet with the best care possible to improve their health and quality of life during their final years.
At Wooded Acres Animal Hospital, we provide senior pet care for Middle Island, NY, and their furry family and friends. Our goal is to help your pet feels comfortable and cared for while they age, catch health issues as they arise, and ensure their pets live in the best health possible during older age.
When Does My Pet Need Senior Pet Care?
For the most part, you will need to seek senior pet care for your pet when they are around age seven. This is the average age when a pet's health will start to deteriorate or suffer from ailments due to an older age. Such conditions can include medical issues like cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Your pet might also suffer from physical ailments and deformities, such as arthritis or hip displacement. These conditions can impact your pet during older age, but they can also affect certain breeds, such as purebreds or pets that have been interbred for a long time.
Depending on your pet's specific breed, genetic issues, and quality of life before older age, you will need to get help from a veterinarian to address these issues as part of their senior pet care around age seven or sooner.
How Can Our Veterinarians Help?
Our veterinarian will complete an exam to ensure they are in good physical health. An exam can include looking at their bones, making sure they do not have any cancerous growths or lacerations, and making sure they are not suffering from organ failure or medical illnesses.
Your vet will issue a blood test, lab work, or stool sample to do so. This action is done to understand your pets' health better. You are helping them determine your pet's condition and get it started on the road to health in older age!
Find the Best Senior Pet Care at Wooded Acres Animal Hospital
Call us at (631) 760-1554 to schedule an appointment and see how we can help your pet get the care they need in older age! Although we understand this is a difficult time for everyone, we will provide the best care to your furry friends in their time of need.