At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, serving Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles, we understand that the puppy or kitten you brought home all those years ago is just as well-loved now as then. However, changes do need to be made when your furry friend starts to show signs of his or her age. Below are a few tips for caring for your senior pet provided by our veterinarians.
Adjusting Food and Watching Your Pet’s Eating and Drinking Habits
Your cat or dog may not have his or her young energy anymore, which means you need to be feeding a pet food formulated for his or her senior nutritional requirements. Watch for signs of discomfort while chewing and make sure your furry animal is drinking plenty of water. If companion pet is experiencing significant weight loss or weight gain, or drinking excessively, it is time to make an appointment with your veterinarian for a check-up.
Making Your Home More Accessible for Your Animal Companion
Just like humans, pets can suffer from degenerative conditions and arthritis. If your furry animal is struggling to jump in the car, climb stairs, or take his or her accustomed place on the couch with you, consider adding ramps in the house. If your dog or cat suddenly limps or is in pain, don’t hesitate to bring him or her to our animal hospitals in Montebello, Lynwood, or East Los Angeles.
Regular Visits with Casillas Veterinary Hospitals are Key
Your senior furry friend needs to visit your veterinarian regularly to help maintain his or her vitality. We will check for coronary disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, and tooth decay. Proper treatment can extend your pet’s life, and help your animal live comfortably, happily, and healthy.
Senior Care is Necessary for Quality of Life
Is it time to bring your senior pet in for a checkup? Pick up the phone and schedule your pet’s next visit with Casillas Veterinary Hospitals today. You will have the chance to enjoy more wags, walks, and purrs while improving your pet companion’s quality of life.