Indian Tree Animal Hospital

Senior Pet Care

A thorough physical examination performed one to two times annually, along with lab tests, chemistry profiles, urinalysis, fecal exams, and an array of diagnostic tests, can check for signs of health conditions and disease in your senior pet. Our senior program at Indian Tree Animal Hospital offers significant health benefits. Ask us about how we can help your pet live a longer healthier life!

Senior Pet Services

A thorough physical examination performed one to two times annually can check for signs of weight loss, heart, lung and dental disease, cataracts, glaucoma, arthritis and cancer. Lab tests, such as a complete blood count can help identify certain infections, anemia, certain types of cancer, bleeding disorders, and immune disease. A serum chemistry profile can identify internal diseases of the liver, kidneys, and endocrine disorders such as diabetes and hyperthyroidism. Some types of cancer can also be detected.

A complete urinalysis will test for kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections and bladder stones, and urinary tract cancer. Another useful test, called a fecal exam, checks for internal parasites and intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Additional tests such as radiographs, electrocardiography (ECG), ultrasound/imaging and thyroid testing may also be recommended. A senior program offers significant health benefits! Ask us about how we can help your pet live a longer healthier life!

Canine Senior Care Facts

  • Most dogs are considered senior at 7 years old (giant breeds are considered senior at 5 years old).
  • Dogs age 5-7 years to every human year; significant changes in health can occur in as little as 3 to 6 months.
  • Senior pets need special health care: blood tests, urinalysis, fecal exams, radiographs, and ultrasound are tests that are recommended.
  • Nutritional needs change as your pet ages. Due to decreased activity, senior pets often need to consume fewer calories. Obesity is a serious health problem and can lead to other problems such as arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal disorders. Protein malnutrition may be associated with 50-70% of kidney or liver disorders.
  • Senior pets often suffer from dental disease. Inflamed gums and teeth can cause pain, infection, tooth loss, bad breath, kidney and heart disease.
  • Senior pets may have behavior changes; they may appear disoriented, forget their house training, sleep more and interact less with family members. Newer therapies can address senility behaviors.

Feline Senior Care Facts

  • Most cats are considered senior at 8 years of age.
  • Cats age 5-7 years to every human year: significant changes in health can occur in as little as 3 to 6 months.
  • Senior pets need special health care: blood tests, urinalysis, fecal exams, radiographs, and ultrasound are tests that are recommended.
  • Nutritional needs change as your pet ages. Due to decreased activity, senior pets often need to consume fewer calories. Obesity is a serious health problem and can lead to other problems such as arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal disorders. Protein malnutrition may be associated with 50-70% of kidney and liver disorders.
  • Senior pets often suffer from dental disease. Inflamed gums and teeth can cause pain, infection, tooth loss, bad breath, kidney, and heart disease.
  • Senior pets may have behavioral changes: they appear disoriented, forget their house training, sleep more, and interact less with family members. Newer therapies can address senility behaviors.

Join the Indian Tree Animal Hospital Family Today!

Located in the Highlands neighborhood of Arvada, directly Northwest of Denver. We are right off of Wadsworth Blvd and W 80th Ave near the Indian Tree Golf Club and Shopping Mall.

Phone: 303.420.4422

Email: welcome@indiantreeanimalhospital.com

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM