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Posted on 01-11-2018

Senior Pet Care From Our West Chicago Vet

Carol Stream Animal Hospital is proud to be your one-stop West Chicago vet for all your pet's health and wellness needs. We take great pride in offering quality care at all stages of a pet's life. If you have a senior pet, you probably already know that your aging pet needs some extra TLC. In our office, we offer a wide range of dedicated senior pet services, including senior pet exams and other forms of preventative care.

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What You Need to Know About Senior Pet Care

As your pet ages, his or her needs change. What exactly constitutes a "senior" pet? This can vary from one species of animal to the next, and breed can play a role as well. Generally, however, a dog or cat over the age of 9-10 years old will be considered senior. When your pet reaches this stage of life, one of the most important recommendations we may make is that of bringing your pet in more frequently for wellness exams. This will allow our Wheaton veterinary team to better stay on top of any changes in your pet's health and wellness, as well as be on the lookout for any signs of potential health problems that may require further testing.

In addition to more frequent (twice-annual or more) wellness exams, we may also recommend some changes to your pet's diet and nutrition. Senior pets tend to need a little more help getting enough protein and calories in their diet, so switching to a food formula specifically made for senior dogs or cats may be in your future. It is also now more important than ever to make sure your pet is a healthy weight, as weight issues later in life can have more serious consequences on your pet's health and wellness.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Carol Stream Veterinarian

Interested in scheduling a senior wellness exam, or have questions about your aging pet's health? If so, our Carol Stream veterinarian is here to help. You can contact Carol Stream Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (630) 462-7888. We proudly serve pets across West Chicago, Wheaton, and the surrounding areas.

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