Keep Your Pet Active and Strong

Keep Your Pet Active and Strong

Senior pet care in Fenton, MI

As your pets get older, it’s important to keep an eye on their health. Animal Health Clinic recommends taking your senior dog, cat or rodent in for a checkup every six months. Different species reach old age at different times.

We’ll help your pet you through their old age. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Fenton, MI practice.

5 things you can do to take care of your senior pet

Senior pets require different forms of care and attention than young pets. Here are five ways to keep them healthy and strong into old age:

  1. Take them to the veterinarian for examinations every six months. It can be difficult for pet owners to spot symptoms of age-related diseases that vets can see right away.
  2. Keep them active. Inactive senior pets tend to gain weight, which can lead to joint issues and other health problems.
  3. Clean their teeth regularly. You can also take your pet to Animal Health Clinic for a cleaning.
  4. Put them on a healthy diet. Nutrition plays a huge role in keeping your pet healthy through old age.
  5. Keep them mentally stimulated. Play with your dog or cat to keep their reflexes and mental activity sharp.
For more information about caring for an older pet, schedule an appointment with Animal Health Clinic.