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Caring for Your Senior Pet

If you live in or around the Reisterstown or Owings Mills area, our veterinarians at TLC for Pets are here to provide a happy and healthy life for your furry friends. Your pet may be a senior without you realizing it. Remember that a dog's lifespan is much shorter than a human’s, and they can be considered elderly at as early as six years for large breeds, eight years for medium breeds, and ten years for small breeds.

Tips for Caring for Your Senior Pet

Prevention is better than intervention. Put your pet on a diet of healthy fats and appropriate proteins to support your pet’s aging body before it starts showing signs of aging. The sooner you start taking measures to make your pet healthier, the more effective those measures will be.

Schedule regular appointments with a veterinarian to catch degenerative diseases early and to keep up with the maintenance your pet needs.

Take measures to increase your pet’s comfort as his mobility decreases. Consider adding a ramp to allow your pet to reach areas that have become difficult such as by your bed if he has always slept with you, or on the couch, or even up the stairs.

Remember that as your pet ages, his dental health will likely decline. Pet dentistry can help reduce your pet's pain and discomfort and catch any issues that start in the mouth and move their way into the internal organs.

Get Quality Geriatric Pet Care in Reisterstown, MD

Our veterinarians at TLC for Pets provide the pets in Reisterstown and Owings Mills with quality care at every stage of a pet’s life, including the golden years. If it has been a while since your pet’s last checkup or you simply have a few questions for our veterinarians, call our team today at (410) 833-1717 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.