Just like people, the medical needs of senior animals change over time. In fact, pets age at nearly seven times the rate humans do. As your cat or dog gets older they require different nutrition programs and exercise routines and are prone to a variety of new diseases.

Common Age-Related Diseases:

  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Joint and bone disease
  • Breast and testicular cancer
  • Cognitive difficulties

It is important to consider these changes throughout their lives. Separating the natural aging process from emerging medical disorders becomes increasingly difficult with senior pets. Diagnoses and treatment are often adjusted based on patient age and other factors. Routine veterinary visits are the best way to identify, track progress and treat problems early on.

Scheduled appointments are important throughout the years leading up to and during old age; the AVMA recommends that senior pets see their veterinarian every six months. These visits establish the baseline health of your pet and are used to ensure that they are aging normally. Circle L Animal Hospital veterinarians provide ongoing education to pet owners about what to expect from, and how to prepare for, elderly animals. Information about feeding and exercise changes is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your pet comfortable in their old age.

We are always available to answer questions or concerns you may have about your aging companion. Schedule an appointment today to discover the many ways Circle L Animal Hospital can help your senior pet!

Senior Pet Packages

Celebrate Senior Wellness Month at Circle L by Getting Your Pet a Senior Wellness Package!

Dogs become Seniors between the ages of 5-7 depending on their breed and size. Cats become seniors at age 8 and above. Senior pets can be affected by changes in their gums, teeth, muscles, joints and bones. Some pets will never tell you that they are in pain. In order to monitor changes in your pet’s body, Circle L Animal Hospital recommends yearly lab work and radiographs on your senior pet. We offer 3 different packages during Senior Wellness Month so that you can pick the package that best fits you and your pet’s needs.

Senior Wellness Packages
Offer Valid September 1st-October 31st

PACKAGE 1

  • Exam
  • Senior Wellness Lab Work – includes Chemistries, CBC, Urinalysis and Thyroid testing
  • Nail Trim
  • Anal Glands
  • 10% SAVINGS
  • TOTAL COST: $294.10

PACKAGE 2

  • Exam
  • Senior Wellness Lab Work
  • 2 Radiographs
  • Nail Trim
  • Anal Glands
  • 15% SAVINGS
  • TOTAL COST: $388.26 

PACKAGE 3

  • Exam
  • Senior Wellness Lab Work
  • Choice of: Tonometry or ECG or Blood Pressure
  • 4 Radiographs
  • Nail Trim
  • Anal Glands
  • 25% SAVINGS
  • TOTAL COST: $427.34

Please Note: Your pet does not need to be a senior to take advantage of these package deals!