Your Senior Pet Needs Your Help

“He can’t move around well anymore, but he’s just getting old.”

“He’s too old to jump into the car anymore.”

“My cat has lost a lot of weight because she is old.”

“He can’t hear or see as well any more because he’s so old now.”

The best news we can tell you is that

Age is Not a Disease!!

pets real age
Aging depends on the species and weight of your pet. Figure out if your pet is considered a senior.

 

 

Common problems in aging dogs:

Bandit - Oakview Vet Blog - Plover Stevens Point WI
Angel’s dog Bandit
  • Mobility Issues like arthritis
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Vision and/or hearing problems
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Kidney disease
  • Increased risk for disease and cancer
  • Heart Disease

 

Common problems in aging cats:

Tree - Oakview Vet Blog - Plover Stevens Point WI
Karen’s cat Tree
  • Mobility Issues like arthritis
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Vision and/or hearing problems
  • Increased risk for disease and cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes

 

So, what can be done to help our senior pets? Fortunately, a lot!!

There are three categories of help for seniors that we will explore this month:

  1. Prescription medications, surgery, procedures, and other vet care
  2. Alternative therapies like acupuncture, cold laser, chiropractics, and nutritional supplements
  3. Things you can do at home

Our series of May blogs will highlight specific pets who are patients at Oakview Vet in Plover, WI. Through these stories, we hope to help people learn how to improve the lives of their senior pets.

 

Please join us this month as we celebrate senior care!

Get a headstart:

Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine-senior cats

American Veterinary Medical Association-Caring for an Older Pet

Included in these stories are our own senior pets, Bandit and Tree, who have inspired us for this month’s blog.

Written by Angel Blenker and Karen Russell

Angel CVT - Oakview Vet - Plover Stevens Point WI

 

Angel has been a certified veterinary technician since 2004. Oakview has been lucky enough to have her since 2006. Her passions include nutrition, alternative therapies, and client education.

 

Karen - Oakview Vet - Plover Stevens Point WI

 

For the past 28 years, Karen has worked with animals in a variety of settings, most recently as a receptionist at Oakview. In her six years there, she has continued to be passionate about veterinary medicine, client education, and recently, digital marketing.

 

 

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Oakview Veterinary Medical Center is a progressive clinic located in Plover, WI. Our veterinarians and staff have lots of wisdom and personal stories to share. We are friendly, compassionate, and engaged with all species!

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