As pets become older, they often begin to face different health challenges than in their younger years. This can come in the form of mobility problems from achy joints, diseases of the heart, liver, or kidney, and diabetes. Often, senior pets here in the Lake Charles and Sulphur area develop multiple medical conditions that we can successfully manage for years. Being proactive about your pet’s wellness care, including regular exams and preventative care, is especially important at this time in their lives. When you bring your companion in for exams every six months or so, we can detect health problems in their earliest stages and begin more effective treatments sooner.
During your senior pet’s visit, the veterinarian will take a look at them from nose to tail. This includes a dental exam to check for periodontal disease, which is common in older pets. We’ll make recommendations for vaccination boosters, parasite and heartworm preventatives, and diagnostic testing. During the appointment, we can discuss pain management, nutritional counseling, and any other lifestyle questions you may have regarding your pet.
Please note that the exact services available to your pet vary depending on their species. We welcome dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts and will work with you to ensure that, no matter what type of pet you have, they’ll be happy and comfortable in their later years.