As our furry friends age, it is so important to make sure that we are providing them with the best care possible. It can be difficult to know how to do this when our beloved pets enter their senior years.caring for older pets
Though there are many things that you can do to make sure your pet is living a happy and comfortable life, here are some essential tips on caring for older pets.
Regular Vet Check-Ups. Just like humans, as our pets age they need more frequent check-ups with their vet. Many health problems can develop quickly and without any warning signs, so regular vet visits become even more important. Your vet will be able to assess your pet’s overall health and recommend treatments or lifestyle changes if needed. They may also suggest supplements, medications or vaccinations that can give your pet extra protection and comfort as they grow older.
Adjust Diet and Exercise Regimen. As pets age, their dietary needs change as well. Older pets may require different levels of protein, carbohydrates, and fats than when they were younger. In addition, exercise should be adjusted based on your pet’s age and activity level. Make sure you talk to your vet about what diet and exercise routine is best for your aging pet before making any changes on your own!
Provide Comfort & Companionship. An older pet’s needs don’t stop at physical health; mental health is just as important! Providing comfort and companionship will help keep them feeling happy and loved as they age gracefully. This could mean anything from giving them extra cuddles each day to getting them a companion (if applicable). If you work all day or travel frequently, leaving an interactive toy or two in the home may provide some entertainment while you’re away – just make sure it doesn’t get too noisy!
Caring for an older pet requires a bit of extra effort but can be incredibly rewarding! Regular vet check-ups, an appropriate diet & exercise regimen (as recommended by a professional), and lots of love will go a long way in ensuring that your senior furry friend remains healthy & happy. Taking these simple steps will ensure that both you and your aging pet enjoy quality time together for years to come!
Senior Pets are the focus during March and April at Sydney Animal Hospitals with the opportunity for your pet to have a geriatric profile blood test, laser therapy, Arthritis Support Medication and Hill’s Pet Nutrition senior food ranges all at a reduced price.
If you have a senior pet, contact your local Sydney Animal Hospitals at Kellyville 8883 0533 or Norwest 8883 0411 to discuss how we can help your pet. www.sydneyanimalhospitals.com.au