Compassionate Senior Pet Care

Thomas Glen Erin Animal Hospital provides you and your senior pet with quality and affordable veterinarian care. We pride ourselves in first-rate senior pet care, treating each patient as if they were part of our own family. When it comes to an older pet, Dr. Nilo and Dr. Irene pay special attention to ensuring the comfort and well-being of your furry friend. Here are a few things we recommend for senior pet care:

Schedule Regular Visits

Regular visits to a veterinarian can help detect health problems in senior pets during the early stages, even when there are no obvious symptoms. This can result in better and more effective treatment, and some diseases may even be prevented altogether if caught early enough.

Regular Blood Tests

We may recommend regular blood tests for your senior animal. Regular geriatric blood panels are a fundamental tool for us to diagnose common ailments early, so we can recommend treatment and hopefully cures. Health problems that can be caught early in senior pets include anemia, liver disease, diabetes, low kidney function, undetected infections, thyroid irregularities and more.

Keep Your Senior Pet Active

Your senior pet may not have the spring of a spry new pup, but taking your best bud for long walks or playing with their favourite toy is a good way to keep them active and healthy. Just like humans, regular exercise is important for health and mobility, especially as they get older.

Provide the Proper Nutrition

As pets age, their nutritional needs change and they may not be able to eat the same things as they did when they were younger. Consult with us to get proper guidelines for your senior pet’s nutrition. Feeding them the right food and providing necessary vitamins can help keep them healthy for a longer period of time.

Watch Your Senior Pets Weight

Excess weight can cause strain on the muscles, joints, and backs of senior pets, making it difficult for them to move around. Regular visits to your veterinarian can help determine if your pet is gaining too much weight, and keeping them active can help shed excess pounds. Proper nutrition is also important for a balanced diet. Following these tips can help keep your senior pet healthy and active.