Boulevard Pet Hospital
Pet Geriatric Care
Your dog is showing signs of aging if you notice that the fur around his snout has turned gray.
Pet Geriatric Care in Castro Valley, CA
Has your pet’s behavior changed recently?
Your pet may have a medical problem that is typical in elderly animals if they are acting angry or aggressively, eating less, or drinking more. Age-related illnesses like kidney disease, arthritis, and pet dementia are a few examples.
How frequently should an old pet be examined?
Our veterinarians advise that older pets receive physical examinations every six months due to the increased risk of various health conditions. Every year, blood work should still be reviewed, and tooth cleanings should continue to be done regularly. Your veterinarian will offer treatment options to keep your older pet as comfortable as possible while assisting you in keeping an eye out for behavioral abnormalities.