Senior Care

Senior pet care in Anchorage

Canine Senior Care Feline Senior Care
Chester Valley Veterinary Hospital believes in quality senior pet care. Elderly pets deserve extra time and attention. They are family members that have been a part of our lives for many years. Our senior care is not aimed at simply prolonging life. The goal of our senior program is to help them enjoy a life that is filled with comfort and happiness.

Our philosophy

Chester Valley Veterinary Hospital senior care recommendations are based upon individual needs. Many clients believe that their pets are slowing down due to simple “old age.” There are many conditions that can cause dogs to have less than fulfilling lives. Some of these conditions can be managed or possibly even corrected.
Pet care in Anchorage, AK

Canine senior care

Dogs are considered senior as follows:
  • Large (over 70lbs) and / or purebred dogs that are over 8 years old
  • Small-medium mixed breed dogs that are over 10 years old
We follow some simple senior recommendations, such as a semi-annual Bordetella vaccination and physical exam including cardiac, ocular, skin, abdominal, dental, and orthopedic evaluation. The discussion could also include weight management and arthritis monitoring if needed.

We also recommend a yearly senior screening blood panel and urinalysis, rabies vaccination once every three years, and a distemper/parvo vaccination once every
three to five years.
Full senor pet care at the clinic in Anchorage, AK

Managing senior canine conditions

The following are examples of concerns that can be managed to allow for a happier and more enjoyable life:
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Dental disease
  • Skin conditions
  • Anxieties and cognitive disorders
  • Weight control
  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
Managing senior canine conditions of pets in Anchorage, AK

Feline senior care

Simple senior recommendations we have for our feline friends include a semi-annual physical exam including cardiac, ocular, skin, abdominal, dental, and orthopedic evaluation. Discussion could also include weight management and arthritis monitoring.

We also recommend a yearly senior screening blood panel and urinalysis, a rabies vaccination once every three years, and a FVRCP vaccination once every three to five years.
Feline senior care of pets in Anchorage, AK

Managing senior feline conditions

The following are examples of concerns that can be managed to allow for a happier and more enjoyable life:

  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Dental disease
  • Anxieties and cognitive disorders
  • Weight control
  • Diabetes
  • Incontinence
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Urinary tract conditions
  • Asthma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
Managing senior feline conditions of pets in Anchorage, AK

Call to learn more! 907-333-6591

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