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Senior Pet Care

Pets can experience the aches and pains of aging similar to how humans do. At Family Pet Clinic, we believe it is our responsibility to guide your pets comfortably and in good health into their golden years. As pets age, they can become more susceptible to illness and injury. With this in mind, we recommend that you bring in your elderly pets once every six months so we can monitor their health more closely.

Our medical team also recommend that your senior pets receive specific services such as bloodwork, urinalysis, x-rays and glaucoma screening. These can help us monitor for age-related conditions.

Signs of health conditions in elderly pets often set on very slow and can be hard to detect sometimes. However, there are a few tests we can do to help find any potential problems. This includes: 

  • Bloodwork helps us identify general conditions such as infection and anemia. For senior pets, it can also detect diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease and more. 
  • Urinalysis can detect urinary tract infections, diabetes, liver disease and gives us a representation of your pet’s overall health status. 
  • X-rays can help detect cancer and arthritis. 
  • Glaucoma screening tests for Glaucoma, which can cause blindness in pets. This is most common in senior pets. 

Look for any sudden changes in your pet’s activity and talk to your veterinarian if you notice so.

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Southampton, PA 18966
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