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Importance of Pet Wellness Exams for Elderly Pets

Elderly Pets

A pet exam is a standard part of veterinary care. However, this exam is even more vital for those who have elderly pets. Older pets are more susceptible to health problems compared to younger pets. This means that it can be vital to bring older pets in for regular exams so that a veterinarian can catch any health issues early and provide your pet with effective treatment. Visit us at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ, if your older pet needs an exam. Our animal hospital is here to help.

A Pet Exam Can Help Your Older Pet with Arthritis

One common health issue that many geriatric pets have is arthritis. Arthritis in pets is quite painful and it can have a significant negative impact on your pet's mobility. Pet exams will reveal if your pet has arthritis and we can provide your pet with medication to ease its pain and increase its mobility. This can greatly increase your older pet's quality of life. Older pets might still want to be able to move around and play with you, so making it easier for them to do so can improve their mental health, too.

Pet Exams Can Aid Your Older Pet in Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Your older pet may not have the same energy as it once did in his youth. This, coupled with the fact that many older pets have mobility issues, means that it is common for older pets to struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Thankfully, we can tell if this is an issue for your older pet when you bring them in for a pet exam. Making sure your pet's weight is okay a part of regular veterinary care. We can give you suggestions about how to help your pet with its mobility and weight.

Make an Appointment with Valley Animal Hospital if Your Older Pet Needs an Exam

People living in the Clifton, NJ, area should schedule an appointment with us if their older pet requires an exam. Our veterinarians will give your pet a thorough exam and can help keep your pet comfortable during the exam. You can rely on our expertise in pet exams. Schedule an appointment with us at Valley Animal Hospital so we can examine your pet and help keep it healthy. Call us at (973) 509-5225 for more information. Our animal hospital is here to help your geriatric pets.


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