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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.

Love this vet! Dr. Mohammad is funny, caring and down-to-earth. She takes care of both my dog and cat with the same amount of tenderness. She is open and honest, while providing the necessary information. We don't feel judgement when we are there. Have seen other Doctors and Dr. Mohammad is our favorite!”
— Sara H
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the doctors and staff here!!! They are so sweet and patient with my pets, and it is clear that they love what they do!! I just can’t say enough about how knowledgeable and caring they all are. I would give them 1,000 stars if I could!!”
— Jaci
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
Super friendly and knowledgeable. Dr Mohammed and the staff are helpful and patient in explaining all options. Everyone, including the front desk staff seem to know and like my dogs.”
— Sandra C.
I have been to quite a few Vet Clinics over the years, but this one clinic has absolutely wins the number one spot in this families lives. The Doc's and staff here are all superstars in our eyes. Their level of attention and compassion are second to none in our opinion. Our babies love everyone here, and considering our feral rescues love it says the world to us. So much can be said about the people here, but you will have to discover it for yourself.”
— Amon
Always great service and people. Our favorite vet!”
— Sheena
Fair prices and they truly care. You do not feel upsold on useless stuff. They will work you in for emergencies. Love this place! They are also very COVID safe. Thanks for taking care of my pets!”
— Emily D.
Always friendly and knowledgeable staff who take good care of your furry loved ones”
— Joe