Senior Pet Care
In Aventura, FL

Amor Animal Hospital - Senior Pet Care

Our Aventura, FL veterinary team is committed to enhancing your senior pet’s well-being and happiness. Our experienced veterinary doctors collaborate with you to tailor a treatment strategy covering your pet’s nutrition, mobility, appetite, oral health, and any unique health concerns. Our goal is to ensure your senior pet enjoys a comfortable and fulfilling life.

When Is My Pet Considered A Senior?

The age at which a pet is considered a senior varies depending on their breed and size. Generally, dogs and cats are considered seniors when they reach 7 years of age. However, larger breeds tend to age faster and may be considered seniors at 5-6 years old. It is important to consult with us to determine when your specific pet should be considered a senior.

Why Is Senior Pet Care Important?

Senior pets have different needs than younger pets and require more specialized care. As they age, they may develop health issues such as arthritis, dental problems, and vision or hearing loss. Regular check-ups and preventative care can help catch these issues early and improve your pet’s quality of life. Additionally, senior pets may require changes in their diet and exercise routine to maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity-related health problems.

Signs Of Aging In Pets

As your pet ages, you may notice changes in their behavior and appearance. Some common signs of aging in pets include:

  • Gray hair or fur
  • Decreased energy and activity levels
  • Difficulty getting up or moving around
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Changes in vision or hearing
  • Bad breath or dental problems

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it is important to consult with us for proper care and treatment.

What To Expect With Senior Pet Care

Senior pet care may include regular check-ups, blood work, and preventative care, such as vaccinations and parasite control. We may also recommend a specialized diet and exercise plan, for your senior pet. It is important to follow our recommendations and schedule regular check-ups to ensure your pet’s health and well-being.

Arthritis In Senior Pets

Arthritis is a common health issue in senior pets and can cause pain and discomfort. Signs of arthritis in pets include difficulty moving, stiffness, and reluctance to exercise. If you notice these signs in your pet, it is important to consult with us for proper treatment.

Therapies For Senior Pet Pain Management

There are various therapies available to help manage pain in senior pets, including:

  • Medications: We may prescribe pain medication to help manage your pet’s arthritis or other health issues.
  • Supplements: Supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin can help improve joint health and reduce pain in senior pets.