Veterinary Care for Geriatric Pets
Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton, NJ prides itself on having veterinarians that can provide quality care during every stage in a pet’s life. We treat a variety of medical issues concerning kittens and puppies as well as those affecting the older dog or cat in your life. Geriatric veterinary care is one of our specialties.
How Does Veterinary Care Differ for Senior Pets?
Sometimes a veterinary practitioner serves as a senior pet vet. That means he or she has specialized training in treating conditions that affect the older dogs or cats among the population. There are plenty of pet health conditions that often affect older pets, some of these include the following:
- Heart disease
- Patellar luxation
- Various types of cancer
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Kidney disease
- Dental disease
A qualified senior pet vet has experience working with all these conditions and a few others that commonly affect older dogs and cats. Many of these conditions require specialized care and treatment along with a regiment of cat therapies or dog rehabilitation.
Why are Senior Pet Vets Essential?
Your pets have lived long lives and served you well. Veterinary clinics that specialize in senior pet health can help to extend their years and improve their quality of life during those final years through a variety of pain management and dog rehabilitation therapies. Some of the treatment options available today include pulsed signal therapy, pet laser therapies, and hydrotherapy, as well as at-home exercises designed to increase mobility for your pets, to reduce inflammation, and to promote healthier movement as your beloved pet ages.
You may think that some treatments are not well suited for cats, such as hydrotherapy. However, this type of treatment works wonderfully with cats, once they have been prepped properly to enjoy the benefits this type of treatment offers geriatric pets. This type of treatment is particularly useful for pets living with pain, balance issues, and loss of strength or endurance. Our underwater treadmill is an excellent tool for cats and dogs who need to build strength, retrain muscles, or simply walk in a manner that doesn’t tax their joints needlessly, such as large dogs with hip dysplasia and countless other pets who are near and dear to their owners.
Vet Care for Senior Pets in Clifton
If you have an aging cat or dog who needs specialized, dedicated, and attentive care, then your pet needs Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton. Call us today at (973) 509-5225 to learn more about the great ways that we can help your pet enjoy better health, better energy, and less painful lives during their golden years.