Veterinary Services

Senior Pet Care

At Wellshire Animal Hospital, we believe the best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets.

Veterinary Services

Senior Pet Care in Denver, CO

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Senior Pet CARE

Semi-annual visits

Changes can happen quickly in senior pets, which is why we recommend semi-annual exams to screen for potential illnesses. Even small changes in their daily habits can indicate a problem, and we want to leave no stone unturned.

Along with a nose-to-tail physical exam, we recommend routine bloodwork and potentially other diagnostic screening. These diagnostics allow for a more comprehensive exam that can show us details we might otherwise miss. This is especially relevant since older pets are prone to develop conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

For painful conditions, we offer various pain management options, including anti-inflammatory medication and supplements. We’ll work directly with you to choose the safest and most effective options to keep your senior pet happy, healthy, and comfortable.