Veterinary Geriatric Care

Forney, Texas

As your beloved pet ages, it becomes increasingly important to provide the specialized care needed to ensure a happy and healthy life. Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital proudly offers geriatric services to help maintain the well-being of senior pets and ensure they enjoy the best quality of life possible during their golden years.

Geriatric Services Offered by Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital

At Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital, we provide comprehensive services to ensure your senior pet is as comfortable and healthy as possible. Here's a look at some of our services:

Regular Check-Ups: Just like humans, senior pets benefit from regular health check-ups. Because pets age around seven times faster than humans, we recommend twice-yearly veterinary wellness checks or more frequently if your pet has chronic diseases or ongoing health concerns. These routine examinations serve as a proactive approach to detecting and addressing potential health issues before they become more serious.

Chronic Disease Management: Chronic disease management is often essential to caring for senior pets. We closely monitor your furry friend's health through regular exams and prescribe any needed medications to address chronic health concerns. We may also recommend nutritional and lifestyle changes to improve your pet's health and well-being.

Nutritional Counseling: A well-balanced diet is fundamental to the health and longevity of senior pets. Dietary needs can change with age, and veterinary professionals play an essential role in providing guidance on the appropriate diet for your furry companion. When determining the best nutrition for your pet, we consider specific health conditions and address concerns such as weight management, arthritis, or dental health.

Pain Management: Pain management is a vital component of senior care, especially for pets dealing with age-related conditions like arthritis. We commonly prescribe joint supplements, anti-inflammatories, and pain medications to alleviate discomfort and improve the quality of life for senior pets. We're pleased to offer once-monthly injections - Librela for dogs and Solensia for cats - to manage arthritis if your pet is not a candidate for traditional anti-inflammatory medications.

Hospice Care: Hospice care provides comfort and support for pets in their final stages of life. When curative treatments are no longer an option, hospice care focuses on enhancing a pet's quality of life through pain management, emotional support, and attention to overall well-being. Our compassionate approach to hospice care aims to ensure your beloved pet is as comfortable and peaceful as possible in the final days.

End-of-Life Care: Facing the end of a pet's life is undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of pet ownership. We are here to guide pet owners through the tough decisions that arise during this emotional time and to ensure your beloved pet experiences a peaceful and dignified transition. We are here to discuss your options with your precious companion's best interest in mind.

Veterinary Geriatric Care Near Me in Forney, TX

Dr. Blaylock and our team at Treasured Pets Veterinary Hospital are committed to providing our furry patients with the best possible care throughout every stage of life. We are here to support you and your senior pet to ensure the golden years are as comfortable and happy as possible. We care about our patients, and it shows!

We invite you to contact us at 972-843-1383 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!

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