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Posted on 08-14-2017
Old dogs and old cats have special needs. Taking your pet to the veterinarian in Park City UT can help your pet get the care he or she needs in order to stay healthy and enjoy an improved quality of life. Below are some of the benefits of senior pet care in Park City UT with our veterinarians at White Pine Veterinary Clinic.
Senior pets are at risk for conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. Seeing the veterinarian on a regular basis can help ensure that these conditions are caught in their early stages. If your pet's veterinarian identifies symptoms of these conditions, the veterinarian will run tests and make a fast diagnosis.
At White Pine Veterinary Clinic, blood work is a part of standard senior pet wellness care. Combined with our full physical examinations, we can identify illnesses and chronic conditions before they become advanced.
Elderly pets often have to take medications in order to stay healthy and comfortable. These medication needs can change as your pet ages. Taking your pet to the veterinarian for elderly pet care and regular wellness exams can help ensure that your pet is getting the right medications in the right doses.
Senior pets need special care at home as well as at the vet. As your pet's vet in Park City, we provide pet owners with tips for elderly pet care at home. For example:
• Special accommodations. As pets get older, their joints may become stiff and painful. As a result, older pets may lose their ability to go up and down stairs. This handicap may require special accommodations at home. Installation of ramps and relocation of your pet's bed, food dishes and other accessories may be necessary to help your pet remain independent.
• Special diet. Pet’s dietary needs change when they get older. Your pet's veterinarian in Park City can help you identify the right food for your pet, to help him or her maintain a healthy weight.
• Appropriate exercise. Older pets need light, regular exercise to keep their joints flexible and their bodies healthy. We help pet owners identify the right amount of exercise and the right type of exercise for their pet.
As your pet's vet in Park City, we provide healthcare for old pets. To help your pet get the treatment he or she needs to stay healthy, we provide senior wellness care to cats and dogs of Park City and the surrounding community. We recommend bringing in your senior pet to the animal hospital in Park City every six months to ensure your pet is healthy.
To make an appointment, contact us today at 435-649-7182.
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Awesome care as always. I have been taking my Fur family to White Pine since 1992 and feel fortunate to have such high quality care in Park City.