Lakewood Animal Hospital

Senior Pet Care

Senior pets require specialized care to promote health and a long and active life. The immune system weakens with age, making seniors more vulnerable to parasites, disease, and illness.

Caring For Your Senior Pet

Did you know that canines are considered seniors at age 7 and felines at age 8?

To protect your senior pet, we strongly encourage semi-annual visits so we can more closely monitor changes in health such as weight loss, lung and dental disease, cataracts, glaucoma, arthritis, and cancer. More frequent visits during older years allows your veterinarians to treat and prevent conditions before they occur.

Behavioral change is also common. You may begin to notice new behaviors such as increased vocalization, confusion, disorientation, irritability, less responses, house soiling, less grooming, repetitive activity, frequent wandering, and an altered sleep schedule. We understand how challenging these new behaviors can be and we want to help! Age- related behaviors do not warrant giving up on your pet! At the same time, we are here for support during difficult times that may require hospice or euthanasia services. Your veterinarian can discuss options based on your individual situation.

Join the Lakewood Animal Hospital Family Today!

Located off of US-6 (Bedford Rd) on the corner of Lakewood Dr and W Dresden Dr.

Phone: 815-942-1199

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