Gentle Care for Senior Animals in Fremont
Your pet has lived a good life, but unfortunately may be showing signs of age. Our compassionate staff at Central Veterinary Hospital & Emergency Services can screen elderly Fremont pets for common diseases. Physical exams, serum profiles and other tests can reveal how your furry friend is really doing. Geriatric pet care can create a better quality of life for your dog or cat.
Common Ailments in Geriatric Pets
Certain health conditions are common in aging animals. We often see and treat cases of the following:
Obesity – Older dogs and cats have slower metabolisms, and tend to spend more time sleeping and less time moving, resulting in weight gain.
Dental disease – Degradation of the teeth and gums characterizes many elderly pets. It can also contribute to kidney and heart disease.
Arthritis – Joint pain can affect the speed at which senior dogs and cats move and may prevent them from engaging in physical activities.
Vision loss – Many species develop cataracts and nuclear sclerosis in their later years, causing them to fall or run into objects.
Cancer – If detected and treated early, your dog or cat can win the battle against cancer.
Liver failure – This can lead to chemical imbalances, anemia and blood clotting in animals.
Kidney failure – The leading cause of death in elderly cats, the signs are often the same as those present with liver failure.
Heart disease – Lethargy, fatigue and breathing troubles can characterize a dog or cat suffering from this condition.
Endocrine diseases – Changes in your pet’s thyroid, adrenals or pancreas can negatively affect heart and digestive function.
Compassionate Treatment for Dogs & Cats
We’ll gladly take your pet into our care and use diagnostic tools, such as X-rays and ultrasound, to find out what’s wrong and how to treat it. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call our Fremont clinic at 510-797-7387.