Senior Wellness Program

 

Dogs and cats are considered seniors after 7 years of age. As our pets age, they can encounter many of the same medical conditions that we as humans encounter. Some of these conditions include arthritis, diabetes and organ failure. Keep in mind that every year your pet ages is equivelant to 5-7 human years. Medical conditions change more quickly as the animal ages because of the difference in years. Taking care of our pets as they age is a little different than when they are younger.  

 

Recommendations for your Senior Pet:

  • Bi-annual Physical Examinations

  • Annual Blood Work

  • Annual Urinalysis

  • Chest Radiographs

  • Annual Parasitic Examination

  • Annual Heartworm Testing

  • Annual Vaccinations

 

 

Your Senior Pet at Home

 

There are many things that you as a pet owner can do at home your senior pets. This will be one of the biggest keys in preventing and catching problems early.

 

  • Monitor food and water intake. Always ensure that your pet has fresh food and water daily.

  • Monitor bowel movements and urination. You will want to watch for any change in color and consistency. Make sure that they are going without any issues.

  • Watch your pet closely for any signs of lameness or stiffness. Arthritis is something that can appear early in some dogs and cats. There are medications available to help manage this!

  • Watch for any weight changes. Certain medical conditions can cause weight gain or loss.

  • Regular exercise is recommended for your senior pet. It will help stimulate their mind and keep their body strong. Laying around will cause their body to deteriorate quicker.

  • Play with and train your pet so that their senses stay sharp! You can use training from when your pet was younger so that you can stimulate their mind and possibly teach them new tricks! Playing fetch, hide and seek and keeping toys outside will keep them fit and help with their eyesight.

  • As your pet ages their nutritional needs change - they should be switched to a senior pet food.

  • Let the Doctor know if there are any changes in behavior or attitude.

Hours of Operation:

 

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesdays

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturdays

Address
 
5019 W. SR. 47
Thorntown, IN 46071
 
Conveniently located on the corner of US 52 and SR 47!

Contact Us

 

Tel: 765-436-2323

Fax: 855-406-5229

 

Email: thorntownvetclinic@gmail.com

Thorntown Veterinary Clinic

5019 W. SR. 47

Thorntown, IN 46071

765-436-2323

855-406-5229

thorntownvetclinic@gmail.com

 

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