Senior Pet Care in Randolph
Just like with humans, our pet’s needs change over time as they get older. All of us at American Animal Hospital want to keep your pet as happy and healthy as possible well into their golden years. We are big proponents of preventive wellness care and that doesn’t change just because a pet is older than 7. Our focus just shifts slightly, and visits are recommended more frequent in order to catch an age-related issue before it becomes a real problem.
Our senior care programs are designed around wellness visits now twice a year instead of just once for younger pets. These visits will still have a comprehensive physical exam but will be coupled with blood tests that will evaluate how well the liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gallbladder, as well as a complete blood count (CBC) that will evaluate the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Depending on how your pet is feeling and the results of the blood tests, your veterinarian could also recommend a urinalysis, chest or abdominal radiographs, ultrasound, or blood pressure tests. Your veterinarian will be communicating the results with you and developing a plan to keep your pet well long through their senior years.
Be sure to tell your veterinarian if you have noticed any changes in your pet such as:
- Activity level
- Appetite changes
- Water consumption changes
- Weight changes
- Having trouble getting up or down
Call us at (973) 370-9143 and speak to one of our amazing team members to receive more information about senior pet wellness.
“I am an advocate for this veterinarian office because of the cutting-edge treatment options they have available for dogs like mine. I encourage you to seek out this option for your pet as well.”- Christina D.
“I was truly impressed, and felt so comfortable with the extraordinary staff, and Dr. Brian Voynick!!”- CarrieAnn M.
“Terrific place! Compassionate, patient staff have been tending to our furry friends for over 12 years.”- Aino V.