Pets age 5-7 times faster than we do. That means that health problems can pop up 5-7 times quicker than they might in us. As our pets age, they require some changes in medical care, their diets, and exercise routines. Some medical problems that are more common with age include diabetes, thyroid disease, kidney disease, heart disease, diseases of the adrenal glands, chronic vomiting or diarrhea, unexplained weight loss or obesity, arthritis and joint disease, and autoimmune disease. At Rosemont Veterinary Hospital we believe that our distinguished senior pets deserve VIP care!
We believe that a little bit of grey around the muzzle is nothing more than a sign of wisdom and we make it a priority to keep your senior friends happy and healthy for as long as possible. Our senior pets receive a senior care package including a complete physical exam including orthopedic, dental, and weight/nutritional assessments, a complete blood cell count, blood chemistry values, thryoid measurements, and a urinalysis. Also, blood pressure measurement and an EKG to evaluate cardiac health, and a test for glaucoma are also included for all pets over 7.