Geriatric Care | Veterinarian | Kennels | Manassas, VA


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Saturday: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday:   8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Caring for your aging pet!

Is my pet geriatric?

The size, breed, and age of your pet all play a part in determining if your pet is geriatric. We usually employ our senior protocol at around 8-10 years of age for dogs and 10 years for cats. You can put our staff's expertise to work for you if your pet seems to be showing geriatric problems. We will get a treatment plan in place to address any problems and get your pet back to enjoying their remaining years.

Be on the lookout for the following geriatric problems:

Be proactive

•   Organ deterioration

•   Weight problems

•   Dental health issues

•   Cardiac disease

•   Kidney insufficiency

•   Hearing loss

•   Vision loss

•   Joint disease

•   Arthritis

•   Cancer

Watch out for signs of illness:

  • Increased water consumption

  • Increased urination

  • Loss of appetite

  • Vomiting / diarrhea

  • House soiling

  • Bad breath

  • Yelping in pain

  • Irritabilty

  • Difficulty getting up / down

  • Weight changes

  • Lumps / bumps on the body

  • Excessive scratching or rash on skin

Aging signs in dogs:

  • Changes in coat

  • Changes in energy / sleeping patterns

  • Weight change

  • Drinking or eating more

  • Breath changes

  • Eating issues

  • Unresponsive to being called

  • Disorientation

Aging signs in cats:

  • Less playing

  • Changes in sleep pattern

  • Changes in appetite

  • Weight changes

  • Dry coat

  • Drinking less or more

  • Eating less or more