Certain medical conditions become more common as your pet ages, requiring gentler handling, intensive daily care, and frequent vet visits to stay healthy. At Morgan Pet Clinic in Omaha, NE, we provide comprehensive pet care for all ages to ensure a long, healthy, and happy life.
Aging can often lead to several health issues. Osteoarthritis is the normal wear and tear on joints that occurs with age. It can cause pain, stiffness, and poor mobility in older pets.
Obesity can also be a problem in older animals due to lack of exercise and poor nutrition. Yet, older animals can also experience more severe health problems, such as:
In addition, cognitive problems can also occur due to aging. These issues need treatment and careful monitoring to ensure your pet can continue to live a healthy, active life.
Pet owners should monitor older pets more closely to ensure proper nutrition, get regular vaccinations, and enjoy effortless movement in their daily lives. You may notice changes in behavior in your pet from aging. Our veterinarian can help you provide appropriate care for older pets to help them navigate their senior years in better health and improved quality of life.
Regular visits to the vet can be beneficial for an elderly animal. Our vet can provide blood testing to detect problems in the function of internal organs. Treatment can often slow the progress of many diseases of aging in pets. For example, our vet can provide medications to keep arthritic pets more comfortable. Veterinarians can also offer advice on feeding, exercise, and behavior for pets that need careful attention in their older years. If required, our vet can also provide euthanasia at the end of life.
Dr. Morgan, Dr. Clark, and Dr. Sommer combine their training and years of experience to help patients in Omaha, NE, and surrounding areas maintain good health at every stage of life. Our animal hospital provides many veterinary services, including examinations, vaccinations, dental care, parasite prevention, surgery, micro-chipping, and urgent care. Contact Morgan Pet Clinic today at (402)895-1001 for an appointment to examine and learn about pet care for elderly pets.