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About Veterinary Geriatric Services
As the years go by and our furry companions enter their golden years, they require a new level of care and attention. Our team at Pet Method Animal Hospital understands the unique needs and challenges of caring for senior pets. We are pleased to offer comprehensive care to ensure your loyal companion enjoys the healthiest and best possible quality of life. You can count on us for compassionate, gentle care!
Common Geriatric Health Concerns
As cats and dogs age, the risk of age-related health concerns increases. Conditions common in older pet patients include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, dental problems, and obesity, to name a few. Our veterinary geriatric services at Pet Method include a focus on early detection, treatment, and management of age-related health conditions to help your aging pet live a pain-free, vibrant life.
Veterinary Geriatric Services - An Overview
Here's a look at some of the veterinary geriatric services offered by Dr. Finn and his dedicated team at Pet Method:
Preventive Care: Just like humans, older pets require regular preventive care. It's important to keep up with your furry friend's regular exams and vaccinations. At Pet Method, we offer preventive and wellness programs tailored to your pet's unique needs. We strive to identify potential health concerns early on, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Managing Chronic Diseases: While many health conditions cannot be cured, they can be managed with medication as well as lifestyle and nutritional changes. The goal is to help your pet live the healthiest life possible. It's important to keep up with your geriatric dog or cat’s regular exams to ensure we stay ahead of any changes in your furry friend's health.
Managing Chronic Pain: Pain management is a critical aspect of geriatric veterinary care. That's because as pets age, chronic pain often accompanies natural physical changes and chronic health conditions. Effective pain management can help keep your pet more comfortable and enhance mobility. Some of our options include medications, acupuncture, and other alternative treatments to help your senior pet live a more fulfilling life.
Nutrition and Dietary Support: Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes in both cats and dogs. Age-appropriate nutrition is vital to your aging pet's health, lowering the risk of numerous health concerns. We are happy to provide guidance and make food recommendations based on your pet's unique needs. High-quality, senior-specific food formulas will help provide the essential nutrients to support your pet's aging body and maintain a healthy weight. If your senior dog or cat has specific dietary needs due to chronic health concerns, our veterinary team may recommend tailored nutrition and supplements for optimal health.
Hospice Care: We offer hospice care, also known as palliative care, to keep your older dogs and cats comfortable in their final stages of life. From pain relief to emotional support, we’ll work with you to minimize distress in aging pets with terminal illnesses. Our compassionate team will do everything possible to ensure your beloved companion passes peacefully.
End-of-Life Care: When the time comes, deciding to put your precious pet to rest is one of the toughest decisions pet owners have to make. However, it's the humane choice when an aging pet faces incurable illnesses and unending suffering. Our caring team will discuss your options and guide you through the process to help your cat or dog find peace and rest. We always make recommendations with your fur-ever friend’s best interests in mind.
Veterinary Geriatric Care Near Me in McKinney, TX
Our team at Pet Method Animal Hospital is committed to providing our aging patients with the care they need to live the healthiest and most active lives possible. Dr. Hunter Finn and his team are here for you and your pet every step of the way. We invite you to call 318-232-4393 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!
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