Senior pets need special care.
Did you know that pets are considered senior at seven years old? The needs of dogs and cats change as they grow older. We understand these changes and will cater to your dog or cat’s health plan to meet their needs. With the increased risk of different health issues, our vets recommend that senior pets have physical exams every six months. Blood work should continue to be checked once a year and regular teeth cleanings should continue. Your vet will watch for changes in behaviors you are seeing at home and will be mindful of possible disease processes. We will look for things like:
- Dental disease
- Changes in drinking habits
- Changes in urination habits
- Weight gain
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in mood
- Increased difficulty moving around
We’re also there during the tough times.
As your pet’s age, we’ll be there to make a personalized quality of life assessment and assist with pain recognition and management of any other health issues they may have. We’ll be sure to put your pet on a plan to feel as best as possible as they get older. Being animal lovers and owners ourselves, we understand how hard it is to weigh the condition of your pet and his or her quality of life. We will take the time to discuss with you the physical and emotional factors involved in making end-of-life decisions and will give you the time you need to consider your pet’s unique situation. If you decide that euthanasia is necessary, we will provide a quiet and comfortable place and will make the process as peaceful and painless as possible.
Pet-Focused, Pet-Friendly Care in Meridian, ID
Come into our clinic or schedule an appointment for our mobile unit to visit you. We will travel to homes throughout the treasure valley – Boise, Meridian, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, and more.
Mobile Pet Clinic
If you need veterinary services in Meridian but are unable to travel, we can help! Our mobile pet care clinic will travel to your home to ensure your pet receives the help it needs. We offer mobile pet care to homes in Meridian, Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Star, Kuna and anywhere in the Treasure Valley. Save time and money by treating your pet in the comfort of your home!
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