Senior Pet Care

At Paws Veterinary Clinic and Grooming Spa in Joplin, MO, we understand that as people age, so do our pets they should receive extra care. In order to ensure that your furry friends have a comfortable and happy life well into their golden years, our senior pet care services are tailored to their specific needs. Let’s examine our senior pet care services in more detail.

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Nurturing the Golden Years Senior Pet Care

A specialized approach to the health and wellbeing of senior pets is known as senior pet care. Just as geriatric healthcare is specifically designed for the elderly human population, this form of veterinary care concentrates on attending to the special needs and difficulties that accompany the aging process in pets. Pets may undergo changes in their general vitality, behavior, and physical health as they age.

Tailored Services for Senior Pets

  1. Regular Health Check-ups:  Routine check-ups are essential for senior pets to detect and address potential health issues early. Our veterinarians conduct thorough examinations, including blood tests and screenings, to monitor your pet’s overall health and well-being.
  2. Nutritional Guidance:  Senior pets often require adjustments in their diet to accommodate changes in metabolism and energy levels. Our team provides nutritional guidance, helping you choose the right diet to support your pet’s aging body.
  3. Joint and Mobility Support:  As pets age, they may experience joint pain and reduced mobility. Our senior pet care includes assessments for arthritis and other mobility issues, along with recommendations for joint supplements and therapeutic exercises.

Benefits of Senior Pet Care

Early Detection of Health Issues

Regular check-ups allow us to identify and address health issues in their early stages, increasing the chances of successful treatment and management.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Tailored care and attention to senior pets’ specific needs contribute to an improved quality of life, ensuring they remain active and comfortable in their later years.

Prevention of Age-related Conditions

Our proactive approach helps prevent and manage age-related conditions such as arthritis, cognitive decline, and dental problems, promoting longevity and vitality.