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Please note: We will close at 2 pm on Friday, December 24th and be closed Saturday, December 25th for Christmas!

Senior Pet Care

At Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital, we believe the best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets.

Senior Pet Care in Brooklyn, NY

We understand that process and can help you help your pet.

cat sitting on owner's lap

Semi-annual visits

When we see your senior pet for their wellness exam, we’ll check for the issues listed above and ask about your pet’s life at home. Even small changes in their daily habits can indicate a problem, and we want to leave no stone unturned. Changes can happen quickly in senior pets, which is why we recommend semi-annual exams to screen for potential illnesses.

Along with a nose-to-tail physical exam, senior pets should have routine blood work and X-rays done annually. Diagnostics allow for a more comprehensive exam that can show us details we might otherwise miss. This is especially relevant since older pets are prone to develop conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

For painful conditions, we offer various pain management options, including anti-inflammatory medication and supplements. We’ll work directly with you to choose the safest and most effective options to keep your senior pet happy, healthy, and comfortable.

Labwork, radiographs, and dietary adjustments

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.

senior dog enjoying outdoors
senior dog enjoying outdoors

Labwork, Radiographs, and Dietary Adjustments

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.