Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care for Your Senior Pets

The special needs and care requirements that come with the aging process in our beloved pets often go overlooked. At Balsam Animal Hospital, our Geriatric Care services are tailored to ensure the health, comfort, and vitality of your senior furry companions as they enjoy their golden years.

Comprehensive Health Assessments and Nutrition:

Senior pets undergo thorough health assessments to identify age-related issues such as degenerative joints, arthritis, cataracts, urinary incontinence, and cognitive dysfunction. Our veterinarians examine mobility, lifestyle, diet, organ function through blood work, and overall well-being to address any of your concerns. Aging pets often require adjustments in their diet to address changing nutritional needs. Our team provides expert guidance on senior pet nutrition to support optimal health and address conditions such as arthritis or kidney disease!

Pain Management:

Arthritis and other chronically painful conditions are common in senior pets. Our clinic offers personalized pain management plans, including medications, supplements, and referrals for alternative therapies, to enhance your pet’s comfort and quality of life.

Dental Care:

Dental health is vital at every age, but especially for senior pets. Our clinic provides specialized dental care for older pets, addressing issues such as dental disease, tooth loss, and gum infections.

End-of-Life Planning:

Our compassionate team is here to support you during difficult decisions. We guide end-of-life care, including pain management, palliative care, and humane euthanasia when necessary.