Senior Wellness Care

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At Carter Veterinary Medical Center, we enjoy providing our senior patients with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. Our team understands that the experience of caring for older pets is tremendously rewarding, enhancing and enriching the lives of senior pets, as well as their pet parents. Our team truly loves equipping our clients with the knowledge and guidance necessary to care for senior pets.

HEALTH CHANGES IN SENIOR PETS

As in humans, pets experience a vast array of physiological changes as they age. Common symptoms of aging include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Hearing Loss

  • Reduced Vision

  • Cognitive Dysfunction

  • Cardiac Disease or Dysfunction

  • Kidney & Liver Disease or Dysfunction

  • Arthritis

  • Muscular Atrophy

Many of the signs and symptoms of aging may be subtle to owners. Our team is exceptionally skilled and experienced in detecting changes in a senior patients' demeanor and physical health. Early detection of these changes can greatly help prevent the progression of disease and minimize the discomfort and pain to pets.

ARTHRITIS

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving that often worsens with age. There are several different types of arthritis, each with their own causes, including autoimmune disorders and other underlying diseases, infections, and normal wear and tear that comes with age. Common symptoms associated with arthritis include stiff joints, pain, reduced range of motion, and swelling.  

Treating Arthritis

Just like in humans, arthritis can be a painful condition for pets. Thankfully, there are various different forms of therapy to help alleviate arthritis-associated pain, as well as help rebuild joint and cartilage strength. The adjunct use of routine laser therapy combined with pain medications and nutraceuticals has given us tremendous results for our arthritic patients. 

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Young Family with Pet Dog

Very caring, courteous, personal, sympathetic, and very professional. The staff treated my dog as if it was their own. Would highly recommend Dr. Carter for your animal care.

Mitchell, Google