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Posted on 12-22-2017
At Valley Animal Hospital, our Clifton veterinarian offers compassionate, skilled care to pets at all stages of life. If your pet is nearing his or her senior years or has already reached them, now is a good time to start taking some special proactive measures to protect your aging pet's health. In fact, with the new year right around the corner, why not make a resolution to optimize your pet's health, wellness, and overall quality of life in 2018?
There are many steps you can take to make your senior pet's health a priority in the coming year. For starters, if your pet is a senior, now may be the time to start having your pet seen twice annually for those comprehensive wellness exams instead of the "routine" once annual appointment. This will allow our veterinary team to a keep a closer eye on any changes in your pet's health. We may also recommend special screenings and diagnostics for older pets, including blood work, to rule out common diseases or illnesses.
In addition to scheduling more frequent wellness exams, you may also want to speak to our vet about your pet's changing nutritional needs. As pets get older and reach their senior years, it may be necessary to switch up their formula or food to ensure they're receiving the nutrients they need to support health and wellness. Our veterinary team would be happy to make some nutritional recommendations that are specific to your pet's needs at your next appointment.
If you're interested in finding out more about our senior pet care services or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with our Nutley, NJ animal hospital. You can reach Valley Animal Hospital by giving us a call at (973) 509-5225. We look forward to serving you and your pet!
What steps will you take to protect your aging pet's health in the new year?
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