Senior Pet Care

At Westwood Pet Care, we wholeheartedly embrace the unique needs of your senior furry companions. Our compassionate veterinarian and dedicated team are here to provide more than just advanced technology and treatments; we offer a warm, loving touch to every pet that visits our vet clinic.  Our mission is to glorify God by providing high quality veterinary care to pet-patients, and extending this care to our senior pets is of special importance to us.

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Understanding Senior Pet Needs

Senior pets have embarked on a remarkable journey, and their well-being hinges on a variety of factors, including their breed, genetics, living environment, exercise routines, and nutrition. As pet parents, it’s essential to recognize that senior pet care demands a specialized approach.  Numerous diseases and health conditions can impact senior pets differently. Our animal hospital is well-equipped to identify these issues and provide accurate diagnoses.

Guidance for Pet Parents

As your beloved pet enters their golden years, regular check-ups and a proactive approach to their well-being becomes even more important. Senior pets thrive under the care of a pet parent who understands their unique needs, including a special diet tailored to their age and health status.

Conditions that Affect Senior Pets

Since senior pets often have specialized health needs, at our animal hospital we aim to enhance your senior pet’s quality of life through a personalized treatment plan. Some common conditions and behavioral changes to monitor include:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint or bone disease
  • Kidney or urinary tract disease
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Blindness
  • Deafness

Tailored Nutrition for Senior Pets

As pets age, their dietary and nutritional needs undergo changes to support their evolving metabolism and health conditions. Providing the right nutrients is essential to help senior pets maintain a healthy weight, a robust immune system, and effectively manage age-related health challenges. Westwood Pet Care can work with you to determine the best diet for your senior pet.  We sell a variety of specialty pet food in the pet hospital, and we partner with quality pet food brands to ship many options directly to your house!  Existing clients with a prescription for a therapeutic diet can shop online with one our partner providers, Purina or Hill’s.  Please call or e-mail us if you have any questions regarding your pet’s eligibility for special formula pet food, or for an invitation for an account with one of our online providers.

Embracing Proactive Senior Pet Care

Being proactive about your senior pet’s care helps to ensure that they can gracefully age while enjoying the best possible quality of life. Addressing potential health issues and taking preventive measures is a true testament to your love and commitment.

Our Approach to Senior Pet Care

At Westwood Pet Care, we are on a heartfelt mission to ensure that senior pets receive the exceptional care they deserve. Our entire veterinary team shares this dedication, and we have a special place in our hearts for senior pets.

We provide a range of services tailored to senior pet needs, including but not limited to:

  • Vaccinations
  • Comprehensive exams
  • Expert dietary and nutritional counseling
  • Dental care
  • Cardiology evaluations
  • Dermatology consultations
  • Gastroenterology support and digestive care
  • Surgical interventions
  • Joint and mobility support for pet arthritis

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Let Us Care for Your Senior Pet Today

We understand what it means to care for a senior pet—how it’s a journey filled with love, devotion, and precious moments. We invite you to bring your cherished friend to Westwood Pet Care, where they will receive the very best veterinary treatment and care.

Whether your faithful companion needs a thorough pet exam, dedicated veterinary care, or pet wellness services, we’re here to assist you. Please reach out to our friendly staff at (334) 678-8996 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you and your beloved senior pet soon.

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