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Senior Wellness Tips for Your Pet's Health

When it comes to senior animals, special care is required. Senior pets require more care in order to keep them strong and healthy. Learn how to care for your senior pet between visits to the vet. Return to the tips for a healthy pet page.

Senior Pet Questionnaire

Take the Senior Challenge. Fill out our Senior Wellness Questionnaire and bring it in with you to your next appointment.


Senior Animals Have Special Needs
As animals move into the senior phase of life, they experience changes that are very similar to aging humans. Diseases and conditions that are known to affect older humans also affect our canine and feline companions like: kidney, heart, and liver disease; tumors; cancer; diabetes; depression; arthritis; thyroid conditions; hormonal problems; dental disease, cognitive dysfunction. Understanding these changes and how you can provide for your pet's needs is essential to their quality of life.

Senior Wellness Exams Provide Hidden Answers
Studies have shown that as many as 20% of senior animals that appear healthy upon physical examination have an underlying disease. Once symptoms appear, the conditions may be too difficult or costly to treat. Senior Wellness Exams can include laboratory tests so sensitive that they can detect the onset of diseases and conditions early, when treatment and prevention are most effective. You can download the questionnaire, fill it out online, and print it out to bring to your appointment, or you can download, print, and fill it out by hand.

Download Canine Questionnaire (pdf)
Download Feline Questionnaire (pdf)

Adopt A Senior Pet

Adopt A Senior Pet
Senior pets are often better behaved, less energetic, family friendly and looking for a forever home. Make this a reality for one lucky pet!
www.petfinder.com

End of Life Care FAQ

End of Life Care FAQ
A guide to caring for your pet during his final days.
www.aspca.org/end-of-life-care-faq

PetMD Taking Care of Senior Pets

PetMD Taking Care of Senior Pets
Take a look at the 8 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Golden Years.
www.petmd.com/seniors

Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care
As your pet grows older, their life begins to change. Learn how old your pet is in human years, what problems they can develop in old age, and how to keep them healthy!
www.avma.org/

Senior Pet Products

Senior Pet Products
In need of special products for your aging pet? From joint care to doggy diapers, Senior Pet Products has you covered.
www.seniorpetproducts.com

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog
Why an older pet might be right for you.
www.aspca.org