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19275 James Monroe Hwy.
Leesburg, VA 20175

North Oatlands Animal Hospital
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Senior Canine Care at North Oatlands Animal Hospital, PC

Senior Dogs Will Be Healthier with Regular Veterinary Care

Canine Health Care

Senior Dog Care- Recommended for dogs 7 years of age or older

As dogs age, they age faster than humans, which is why detailed oriented veterinary care is so important for senior dogs. The goals for senior pet exams are to detect, prevent or delay the diseases that older animals are more prone to such as osteoarthritis, hormone disorders, organ failure, cancers, and disease of the kidney, heart, and liver. We recommend bi-annual visits for senior dogs to be sure all of your senior dog’s healthcare needs are being met.

Senior Pet Wellness Exams

At North Oatlands Animal Hospital, our senior pet care is tailored specifically for the needs of each dog. We are here to listen to your concerns and recommend detailed diagnostic plan for your pet. In addition to the services offered through our canine wellness exams, senior care recommendations for your dog may include senior bloodwork panel, urinalysis, blood pressure monitoring, radiographs or ultrasounds. Our veterinarians can also suggest specially formulated or prescription food for your pet, whose changing nutritional needs will benefit from an adjusted diet. Please speak with us to learn more about keeping your senior pet healthy.

Signs of Illness in Senior Dogs

If your senior dog exhibits any of the following symptoms, please call us to schedule a senior pet exam:

  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Significant decrease or increase in appetite or drinking amount
  • Failure to eat for more than two days
  • Noticeable decrease in vision
  • Increasing inactivity or time spent sleeping
  • Difficulty doing stairs or jumping on the bed
  • Excessive panting
  • Hair loss, especially if accompanied by scratching in a localized area
  • Seizures or convulsing
  • Bad breath

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