Senior Dog Wellness Care
Most small dogs are considered senior at 7 years of age. Larger breeds tend to have shorter life spans and are often termed senior between 5 to 6 years of age. Because older pets can have a variety of complex, age-related issues, we strongly recommend seeing your companion twice a year. This allows for more frequent screenings to detect problems early on.
Proper care for your senior dog should include:
- Biannual physical exam
- Vaccine recommendations tailored to your dog
- Intestinal parasite screenings
- Intestinal parasite deworming (if necessary)
- Annual heartworm test
- Senior screenings including chemistry profile, thyroid level, complete blood count, and electrolytes
- Blood pressure screen
- Year-round flea and heartworm preventive
Monthly Wellness Plan Payments
We highly recommend Nationwide Pet Wellness Coverage Plans as a way to make easy monthly payments towards your pet's wellness needs, as we currently do not have adult wellness plan payments in-house.
When it comes to veterinary care, it's a good idea to expect the unexpected, and we encourage you to explore different options for pet insurance. We recommend reviewing the following:
Goldorado Animal Hospital offers a variety of plans to care for your cat or dog at every age. We invite you to review them as well: