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Senior Pet Care

Compassionate Care for Senior Pets

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At Allandale Veterinary Clinic we have a special place in our hearts for older pets. Our goal is to maximize your pet’s quality of life so you can both fully enjoy your pet’s golden years.

First and foremost, we encourage semi-annual visits for older pets. Pets, just like people, become more prone to chronic conditions (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and liver disease) as they age, so bloodwork every six months is helpful for spotting illnesses that are developing beneath the surface. We can’t always reverse a condition in an older pet, but an early diagnosis will give us the best chance of slowing the progression.

Maintaining Your Pet’s Quality of Life

At your senior pet’s checkup, your doctor can offer you advice on other considerations that will optimize your pet’s comfort level and health.

  • Diet and nutrition: Weight gain tends to be a bigger concern in older dogs while weight loss tends to affect more cats.
  • Mental and physical stimulation: Older pets still need plenty of love and interaction and appropriate levels of exercise.
  • Home modifications: Simple accommodations in the home, such as moving your pet’s bed or litter box to the main floor, can greatly improve your senior pet’s quality of life.
  • Arthritis care and pain management: Decreased mobility or any changes in gait could be symptoms of arthritis. We offer both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical pain relievers as well as low-level laser therapy to help curb your pet’s pain and stiffness.

We want your pets to live long, happy lives. Please call us today if you have any questions about your senior pet.

They did a great job taking care of our cat and fixing up his teeth. He's much happier now.”
— David D.
Allandale Veterinary is lovely. The experience I have is they take care of you and they take care of your best buddy. I'm happy to report they have lots of ways to help keep your best buddy calm and okay which helps you stay calm and okay. Super empathy and good communication skills. We love them! Been a client since 2011.”
— Andrea W.
We’ve been taking our various cats to Allandale for about 25 years now, and have always received thoughtful and attentive care. They are professional, caring, and supportive. They have helped with many serious illnesses and, when it was time, crossings over the rainbow bridge. They have helped our kitties lead proactive, healthy lives. Highly recommended.”
— Melinda R.
I don't think I could've found a better clinic for my fearful, untrusting dog. They are WONDERFUL with him, as he came to me with some issues. They are so patient and are able to get everything done that needs to be done with him. They always go over what he needs or doesn't necessarily need to be done at that time, and explains the costs beforehand. I couldn't be more pleased with everybody at this clinic!!”
— Cher T.
Always friendly and knowledgeable staff who take good care of your furry loved ones”
— Joe
Always great service and people. Our favorite vet!”
— Sheena
Dr Weisz and the team at Allandale Vet Clinic are the absolute best! I’ve brought my pets here for many years and they have received only the greatest care!”
— Abel
Dr Baker is simply amazing and so compassionate with animals and people”
— ADR Events