Lakewood Animal Hospital

Senior Pet Care

Senior pets require specialized care to promote health and a long and active life. We recommend semi-annual wellness exams for our older patients to ensure that we stay on top of managing any health concerns to help extend their life expectancy.

Caring For Your Senior Pet

Did you know that most dogs are considered seniors at age 7 and cats at age 8?

To protect your senior pet, we strongly encourage semi-annual visits every 6 months so we can more closely monitor changes in health such as weight loss, dental disease, heart disease, arthritis pain, and other signs of disease. More frequent visits during older years allow our veterinarians to treat and prevent conditions before they become more advanced.

Behavioral change is also common. You may begin to notice new behaviors such as increased vocalization, confusion, disorientation, irritability, less responses, house soiling, less grooming, repetitive activity, frequent wandering, and an altered sleep schedule. We understand how challenging these new behaviors can be and we want to help! Age-related behaviors can be managed depending on each individual’s condition. Also, we are here for support during difficult times with aging pets that may require hospice care or euthanasia services. Our veterinarians can discuss options based on your individual situation.

Join the Lakewood Animal Hospital Family Today!

Located off of US-6 (Bedford Rd) on the corner of Lakewood Dr and W Dresden Dr.

Phone: 815-942-1199


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