Many pet owners wish their beloved companions can live as long as humans can, but dogs and cats actually age about 4-7 times faster than humans. Cats become seniors around 10 years of age while dogs, depending on size and breed, are seniors around 6-10 years of age.
As dogs and cats age, their health needs start to change and you also need to be aware of possible early signs of health problems. Fox Animal Hospital wants to help your pet live a life that is as long and healthy as possible, so our senior dog and cat care services are designed to do just that.
Dog and Cat Arthritis
Just as with humans, senior pets are susceptible to many age-related health conditions that require special treatment or therapy. One of the most common ailments is arthritis. If your pet has arthritis, we can treat it with joint support supplements and anti-inflammatory/pain control medications. We can also use laser therapy, which has benefited many of our patients since we started using this newer treatment modality.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, they’re living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior dog and cat's health care, and the team at Fox Animal Hospital is here to help ensure that your pet is comfortable and happy throughout the "golden years."