Care for Senior Pets
To lead active and happy lives, our senior cats and dogs often need a little special attention and TLC. Because pets age faster than people, we know that little issues can sometimes turn into big challenges. Key issues for managing age-related concerns are:
- Biannual check-ups and annual blood work
- An appropriate senior diet
- A good exercise plan
Some pets with joint stiffness do well with supplements such as glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM to promote ease of movement. Our senior wellness plan may include supplementation, along with nutrition and exercise, to prevent further discomfort and prolong vigorous participation in your family life.
If your elder pet requires more elaborate veterinary attention, our doctors are experienced in the following geriatric problems:
- Degenerative diseases, such as arthritis
- Mobility changes and limitations
- Pain management
- Cognitive dysfunction
- End-of-life support
For more complex conditions, diseases, or serious injuries, we are pleased to offer referrals to the best specialists in the Chicagoland area, and will communicate with these specialists throughout your pet’s treatment. As your pet ages, we will be there for you and your dog or cat, offering competent care, sound advice and compassionate support to help you through the final stage of your pet’s life.