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Pets in Their Golden Yearsn>

As pets enter their senior years, their care requirements evolve significantly. At ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional care that addresses the unique challenges and changes your senior pet faces. Aging is a natural process, and with it comes the need for more frequent health screenings, diet adjustments, and a keen eye on their overall well-being to ensure they enjoy their golden years to the fullest.

Common Senior Pet Health Issues

Senior pets often require additional medical attention and care compared to their younger counterparts. As cats and dogs age, their metabolism slows down, their energy requirements change, and they may become more susceptible to age-related health conditions such as: 

  • Arthritis: Joint wear and tear can lead to pain and mobility issues for senior pets.
  • Dental Disease: Older pets are more prone to dental problems, which can affect their overall health.
  • Kidney Disease: Affecting both cats and dogs, kidney function can decline with age.
  • Heart Disease: Age increases the risk of heart conditions, impacting your pet’s quality of life.
  • Diabetes: Senior pets, especially those that are overweight, are at a higher risk of developing diabetes.
  • Cancer: Unfortunately, older pets have a higher incidence of various cancers.

Senior Pets Need A Little Extra Care

Senior Pet Health Screenings

Early detection of health issues can significantly impact the management and treatment options available for your senior pet. At ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville, we recommend more frequent health screenings for senior pets, including blood tests, urinalysis, and physical examinations, to monitor their health status closely. These screenings help us catch any emerging health issues early when they are most treatable.

Adjusting Your Senior Pet’s Diet

As your pet ages, their nutritional needs change. Senior pets may benefit from diets that are lower in calories but higher in fiber to help manage weight and support digestive health. They may also require food that is easier to chew and digest. Nutritional supplements, such as those for joint health, may be recommended to help manage arthritis and other age-related conditions. Our veterinary team can provide personalized senior pet nutritional counseling to help you select the best diet for your companion’s specific needs.

Senior Pet Care in ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville

Our approach to senior pet care at ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville emphasizes comfort, quality of life, and preventive measures. We understand the bond you share with your pet, and we want to make sure your companion lives out their golden years in comfort. For senior pet care in Lewisville, contact us to book an appointment today.


ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville provides senior pet care, including senior pet blood panels and nutritional counseling, in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Hebron, Lantana, and the surrounding areas.
ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville provide a wide range of services for dogs and cats in Lewisville and the surrounding communities.
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