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To ensure your senior pet maintains a high quality of life as they age, it is crucial to provide them with a regular preventative care and early diagnosis through their golden years. By scheduling regular wellness exams, even if your pet appears healthy, you can help prolong their quality and quantity of life. Our St. Louis veterinarians are dedicated to helping geriatric pets achieve optimal health by detecting and treating potential health issues early and providing proactive care while they can still be easily managed.


Typical Health Problems

The advancement of dietary options and veterinary care has led of increased longevity in companion cats and dogs. While this is a positive development, it also means that pet owners and veterinarians are now encountering more age-related health issues. As pets age, they may be more susceptible to conditions such as:

  • Joint or bone disorders

  • Cancer

  • Heart disease

  • Blindness and hearing loss

  • Liver disease

  • Kidney disease

  • Diabetes

  • Urinary tract disease

  • Muscle atrophy

  • Periodontal disease


Veterinary Care for Seniors

Our veterinarians take a thorough approach to examining senior pets, including discussing their home environment with you and conducting necessary tests to gain a deeper understanding of their physical condition and overall health. Based on the results of these evaluations, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that may include medication, dietary adjustments, and activities to enhance your pet’s health and comfort.


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