Geriatric Pet Care in Toronto
As our pets grow older, they get more than just grey around the muzzle. Like humans, they can experience a variety of age-related health problems such as urinary and fecal incontinence, dementia-like symptoms, and mobility issues brought on by arthritis. With time, these conditions can make routine tasks difficult and severely limit your pet's quality of life. To reduce discomfort and improve your pet's daily life, one of our Toronto veterinarians from Midtown Mobile Veterinary Hospice Services can come to your home to provide geriatric pet care. Our goal is to help your loved one age gracefully and enjoy their golden years with you.
Keeping Pets Healthy in Their Old Age
When is your pet considered a geriatric pet? Generally, cats and small dogs are considered seniors at 9 years old and geriatric at 14 years. Medium to large-breed dogs are seniors at 6 years old and geriatric at 10 years.
Understanding the aging process for cats and dogs enables our veterinarians to help owners anticipate certain health changes in their pets. Common age-related health concerns include arthritis, which limits mobility, incontinence, cognitive dysfunction, and other issues. Our goal with geriatric care is to smooth your pet's transition into old age and manage the conditions they might develop during this time.
Some of the veterinary services we can offer to ease the aging process for pets and their owners include:
- Pain management
- Home environment modifications
- Education about the aging process
- Nutrition and hydration
Preserving Your Bond with Your Pet
You want your pet to enjoy their senior years, and so do we. One of our veterinarians can help you improve your pet's health and comfort levels with a personalized care plan in addition to giving you much-needed support and resources. We will work together to make your pet's golden years happy and healthy ones.
Please contact us at (416) 817-3572 if you would like to know more about our services.