At Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital, we provide care for your pet through all stages of life. Since pets age faster than we do, it's easy to forget that they can be considered seniors after just seven years. And as they get older, their health needs change in unique ways that require proper consideration. Many of the same things that humans face can cause issues for your pets including diabetes and osteoarthritis. At this phase of their lives, more frequent visits may be in order and blood work is typically a part of their senior workup.
We will work with you to develop a health plan that is right for the unique needs of your senior pet. Nutrition, exercise, and the prevention of common problems through regular exams are all ways to help your senior pet stay healthy.
As a pet owner, you want to make sure your pet has the highest quality of life as they age. With proper care, they may even get more time to spend with you and your family, so educating pet owners on proper senior pet care is very important.
Our hospital offers senior health care to pets in the Baton Rouge area including the communities of Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Zachary, and Walker.