How to Care for Your Senior Pet

The well-being of your older pet depends in large part on regular visits to your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can perform physical exams to detect subtle signs of disease that a pet owner otherwise may not notice. Simple screening tests can further aid in the detection of potential problems before they get out of control.

Experts agree that senior pets (those over about 7) should receive veterinary exams twice a year, or every six months. These visits also provide an ideal opportunity to take small blood or urine samples for wellness testing. Analyzing these samples can help us to detect possible signs of kidney, liver, and thyroid disease, as well as diabetes while these diseases are in their earliest and most treatable stages.

Chastain Veterinary Medical Group understands that your pet is more than just an animal— he or she is a family member. We offer extended evening hours, early morning drop off and an extensive array of services, from spaying and neutering to laser therapy, to provide your pet with the best possible care. For more information, please call either Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at 877-296-5995 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at 972-439-1344 .

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