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3909 Fort Street • Lincoln Park, MI 48146

(313) 389-2222

Senior Pet Care at Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital

Senior Pet Care

Advancements in veterinary medicine allow our dogs and cats to live longer, fuller lives. At Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital, we provide comprehensive wellness care for senior pets. Dogs and cats are considered to be in their senior years at about seven years of age. At this age, we take more precautions and highly recommend routine blood screenings and more frequent examinations to detect health issues before they begin affecting your pet. Early detection and treatment means your pet will be happier and healthier.

Your senior pet’s exam will include:

  • A physical evaluation
  • Dental examination
  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Urine and fecal analysis
  • Blood and eye pressure testing
  • Parasite testing and prevention
  • Heartworm testing and prevention
  • Nutrition and diet counseling

During your dog or cat’s senior wellness exam, our veterinarians will sit down with you to discuss symptoms of age-related changes that your pet may be experiencing, as well as any concerns you have about his or her overall health. Please also be watchful for any of the following signs in a senior pet that should be addressed by one of our veterinarians as soon as possible:

  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Significant decrease or increase in appetite or failure to eat
  • Noticeable decrease in vision
  • Lethargy or change in activity
  • Excessive panting
  • Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in localized area
  • Seizures or convulsing

To schedule your senior pet’s next wellness exam, please call us at 313-389-2222.

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