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Dog Senior Care

Senior Dog Care in Dripping Springs, TX

One focus during your senior dog check-up will be to question you on any changes you’ve noticed with your pet, whether they seem significant to you or not. Our goal is to catch signs of illness at an early stage, so that more options exist for us to better manage what’s going on with your pet. We want to help our friends age gracefully. Some common concerns we see with our senior canines may include an underactive thyroid (hypothroidism), decreased kidney function, development of heart disease, vision or hearing problems, cognitive dysfunction, and pain or mobility issues. There are of course more that we should discuss at your appointment as well, and if you have a specific concern, please voice it to us to that we can help.

Wellness Appointments

Adult dogs should be seen by their veterinarian yearly, and we recommend seeing your senior dog semi-annually. Based on your dog’s lifestyle, we will discuss vaccines and parasite prevention, of course. Additionally, we will talk about any changes you may have noticed since your last visit. It is important for all dogs in this area to remain on a heartworm prevention year-round.

  • Signs of Illness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in weight
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bad breath
  • Changes vision or hearing
  • Pain or mobility concerns
  • Coughing
  • Lethargy (tiredness, listlessness)
  • Pale gums

As a special member of your family, your senior canine deserves the best possible care. One way to do this is to ensure they have annual preventative care check-ups, and semi-annual check-ups for senior dogs and dogs with chronic conditions. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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