Senior Pet Care for Older Dogs and Cats in the Rocklin CA Area

Everyone at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital knows how important your pet companion becomes to you over the years. Understanding your pet’s life stage helps give us additional perspective. Once pets reach the age of 6 years, we need to look at them a little differently.

A Long, Happy Life for Your Pet Friend

With continuing improvements in veterinary care, we can do much more to ensure that your best friend can remain with you much longer. As your pet ages, we will screen for:

  • Arthritis
  • Kidney and liver function
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hypertension

Wellness exams for your senior pet will include a thorough physical examination, as well as other diagnostic tools we may employ as needed. These may include:

  • Blood work
  • Urinalysis
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound to detect soft tissue abnormalities

Pet Arthritis Treatments

There are many new medications and dietary supplements available that can help to improve your pet’s quality of life. These powerful allies help us lessen the effects of arthritis and manage pain. Exercise helps keep your pet in good condition and helps him or her to have better mobility. We recommend swimming as an excellent activity for older pets as the water helps take the stress off joints that may be affected by the deterioration of age.

We will make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy and happy.