Ada and Lima, OH
Geriatric Screenings in Ada, OH, Lima, OH, and beyond.
Your senior pet deserves a special kind of care and Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics provide that.
These pets will usually exhibit a general slowing down and may display a variety of age-related changes. Therefore, the approach to your senior pet’s health care has to be tailored to their age-related changes. Our senior work-up for your pet will likely include the following:
- Comprehensive Veterinary Exam – preferably twice per year, including palpation for lumps, swellings, and other changes.
- Oral Care – Dental exams and cleanings.
- Eye and Hearing Exams- Early detection means possible treatment.
- Geriatric Lab Work – Blood screening, fecal exam, and urinalysis.
- Nutritional Review – High quality diet needs to support aging systems.
- Exercise Planning – To maintain fitness and extend vigor.
Our ability to address the changes and needs of your senior pet include: in-house lab facilities for same day results, radiology department for prompt diagnostics and treatment, and an on-site pharmacy for supplements and medications.
Arthritis care is important and we can help keep your animal companion comfortable using non-invasive arthritis management treatments. Treatments may include a gentle exercise program and a specific diet plan. For arthritis pain management, we begin treating with our therapeutic laser, and/or NSAIDS and glucosamine supplements. If these measures are not enough and prescription medication is required, the veterinarian will create an individualized treatment plan for your pet.
A variety of age-related concerns may develop in your senior pet. Indicators of a potentially serious problem might include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Increase in water consumption or urination
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- Decrease in appetite
- Frequent vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in stool or while urinating
- Bad breath or excessive drooling
- Sudden collapse
- Breathing heavily while at rest
- Coughing during excitement
- Trouble rising
- Dull hair coat
- Lumps and bumps