Senior Care

We hold a special place in our hearts for senior pets. Old age is not a disease, and with the advances in veterinary medicine, dogs and cats are living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as with humans, as pets age you may begin to notice that your once frisky pet seems to have slowed down a bit. It's important to be aware of the natural changes that can occur as your pet reaches his or her golden years, as well as what you can do to help keep them as healthy, as active and as comfortable as possible. This will ensure that you both enjoy the final stage in your pet’s life to the fullest.

To ensure that your senior pet lives a long and healthy life, we recommend scheduled exams every 6 months and labwork once a year.

Signs to watch for and then report to your veterinarian immediately:

• Just not acting like themselves
• Interacting less often with family
• Responding less often or less enthusiastically
• Showing changes in behavior/activity level
• Having difficulty climbing stairs or jumping
• Exhibiting increased stiffness or limping
• Drinking or urinating more often
• Change in eating patterns
• Gaining or losing weight
• Losing housetraining habits
• Changing sleeping patterns, confusion or disorientation
• Changes in hair coat, skin, or new lumps or bumps
• Scratching more often
• Exhibiting bad breath/red or swollen gums
• Showing tremors or shaking

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1293 Old Fannin Road
Brandon, Mississippi 39047