At All Critters Veterinary Hospital, we want to improve the quality of life for your pets throughout their golden years—think of us as your pet’s partner through the ages. Senior care is important across all species, from the bearded dragon getting long in the tooth to the rascally cat living her nine lives to the fullest. Our team is here to help every critter age gracefully and comfortably.
The first step in senior care is to see your pet more frequently which helps us catch any issues that tend to pop up more frequently with age. With our advanced in-house diagnostics, lab, and pharmacy, we can stay on top of your senior pet’s health by determining what may be going on and developing a treatment plan. Senior care can become expensive, so the earlier we can catch issues when they’re treatable, the easier it is to distribute the cost of care out over time.
Quality of Life for Senior Pets
Dr. Valerius and our medical team are ready to help you spot the signs and subtle differences in your senior pet that could indicate pain or illness. Some of these indicators are:
- Behavior changes
- Slowing down and a decrease in activity levels
- Not wanting to play or interact as much
- Trouble rising
After our team completes a full exam of your senior pet, including gathering history from you, we'll create a plan to ease discomfort with pain management, provide on-going care for any chronic illnesses, or perform in-house soft tissue and laser surgery to improve your senior pet’s quality of life.