Geriatric and Senior Pet Care
When you have a senior pet, you want to know they are being taken care of. Senior pet care can be complicated, and you want to know that you can trust your veterinarian about your pet's health. Connolly Animal Clinic provides pet wellness care in Florence, AL, for seniors. In fact, we also offer some services catered specifically for senior pets.
Arthritis is a common condition among pets, especially as they age. Evaluation for arthritis should include a physical examination of the pet and medical history review by a veterinarian. Diagnostic tests such as X-rays or ultrasounds may also be beneficial in assessing the severity of the condition. Treatments for arthritis in pets can range from simple lifestyle changes like providing a special bed, ramp, or stairs to help with mobility, to more aggressive treatments like medications and supplements. Surgery may also be an option for some pets.
Pain management for senior pets is a crucial part of helping them to lead comfortable and happy lives. As pets age, they can experience issues such as arthritis which can cause pain and discomfort. It's essential to be aware of the signs that your pet might be in pain and consult with your veterinarian on how best to address it.
Cancer Treatment and Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is an important treatment option for senior pets suffering from cancer, as it can help extend a pet's life and slow the growth of tumors. However, there are unique considerations to keep in mind when administering chemotherapy treatments to older animals.
The most common side effect of chemotherapy in pets is nausea or vomiting, which may be more severe in senior animals. It is important to monitor your pet's diet and ensure they are getting adequate nutrition, as it can help with the tolerance of drugs. We may recommend nutritional supplements or special meals for your pet during its treatment. We also supervise treatment to ensure your pet is healthy.
Visit Our Vet for Senior Pet Care and Pet Wellness Services
Connolly Animal Clinic provides care for your senior pet. If you're in Florence, AL, our veterinarian can provide guidance and recommendations for your pet's care. Call our office today at 256-757-5376 to speak with a vet and find the best way to care for your pet.