Senior Pet Care in Springfield, MO

Discover specialized care for your aging pet at Galloway Village Veterinary in Springfield, MO. As pets enter their senior years, their health needs evolve, requiring attentive and expert attention to ensure their well-being. With a deep understanding of senior pet care, our team is dedicated to providing tailored services to address the unique needs of senior pets. From nutritional guidance to routine wellness visits, we prioritize the health and happiness of your aging companion. Trust Galloway Village Veterinary to partner with you in navigating your pet’s golden years with compassion and expertise.

Your Pet’s Health Care Needs Change

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Don’t Forget About Your Senior Pet’s Wellness Visits!

Regular wellness visits are essential for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. These ongoing visits are important to meet any new needs your companion may develop.

Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as the 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.

Vet and owner cuddling an old dog on table

We Are Always Here for You and Your Pet!

Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any questions or concerns you may have. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an essential ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years.”