How to Care For Senior Pets

At Clearwater Animal Clinic, our mission has always been to provide services to our pet community to help them maintain a healthy quality of life. We focus on a range of services for dogs and cats, and one of our specialties is providing healthcare for aging pets.

Senior Pets

Similar to humans, dogs and cats go through the natural process of aging. As pets get older, changes occur in their bodies and lifestyles. As a pet parent, there are steps you can take to ensure they are well-cared for, happy, and healthy.

Pet Exams

One of the top priorities for aging pets is bringing them in for regular exams. Our vet conducts comprehensive checkups, including laboratory tests. These scheduled examinations provide our veterinarian with a thorough health history of your pet. We also offer dental exams to identify potential issues, ensure vaccinations are up-to-date, and recommend any necessary changes to your pet's diet to ensure they receive the required nutrients for good health.

Tips for Caring for Senior Dogs

  • Monitor your dog for changes in behavior.
  • Provide a quiet and cozy place for them to rest and sleep peacefully without disturbances.
  • Offer exercise and activities to keep them engaged.
  • Older dogs typically need more frequent restroom breaks.
  • Keep food and water bowls, bedding, and toys easily accessible.
  • Place rugs on slippery flooring to provide stability for your pet.

Tips for Caring for Senior Cats

  • Monitor their behavior for unusual habits or changes to their routine.
  • Ensure your cat has access to water at all times.
  • Feed your kitty small portions throughout the day, which aids in easier digestion compared to a larger meal.
  • Provide warm, quiet, and snug bedding and locations.
  • While cats like to jump and climb, as they age, this may become difficult, but they may still try, potentially leading to injury.
  • Keep all areas easily accessible to ensure their safety.

Schedule an Appointment

Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? By scheduling an appointment with Clearwater Animal Clinic, you take the first step in enhancing your senior pet's health. Let our staff do what we do best: support a healthy lifetime for your pet.


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