Senior Pet Care

Cats are considered seniors at about age ten, while dogs are senior citizens at approximately seven years of age, although there is breed-related variation of this, with larger dogs reaching senior status even earlier. Senior DogThese "oldies but goodies" have special needs that greatly benefit from your extra attention!

For starters, senior pets have specific nutritional requirements and often develop age-related diseases. Taking a proactive approach to senior pet care can help prevent disease or identify problems before complications and major illness arise. This typically results in a more successful outcome and better overall prognosis. Regular physical examinations (every 6 months is ideal) and screening tests to more thoroughly evaluate the health of your pet can significantly extend the quality and duration of his or her life. Your GVC veterinarian is happy to discuss the specific senior care that will benefit your pet!