Senior Dog Wellness Care
Senior Dog Wellness Care Stages
Semi annual visits for your senior dog is a great way to ensure they stay healthy and happy!
Tribeca Veterinary Wellness is honored to care for and support your senior pups during their noble and full lives, and proud to offer comprehensive senior canine wellness care as the best way you can continue to ensure the best preventative health care, comfort and longevity for all of the loyal canine companions in your family!
Throughout this important stage of every canine’s life, almost nothing is more important than setting a good foundation for your dogs’ wellness. At Tribeca Veterinary Wellness we are here to helpyou to explore all you need to know about your senior dogs’ changing needs, and using these to create a customized care plan for their longevity as senior adult dogs.
Topics covered include:
- Lifetime wellness care needs
- Senior dogs' nutritional needs and options for a proper diet, specific for any medical conditions to which diet and dietary supplements can be tailored.
- How to recognize Canine Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Hip Dysplasia and How to Maintain Comfort, Exercise and Nutritional support tailored to these common conditions.
- Maintaining muscle mass, and the positive role of massage/acupuncture
- Excessive thirst and elimination
- Cognitive changes / CDS
- Life stage and exposure specific vaccination needs discussion
- Common medical conditions of senior dogs and how to "spot" them early
- Testing and evaluation of your dog for common medical conditions- Yearly Senior Wellness Lab Panel beginning at age 7.
- Dental hygiene guidelines and stepwise desensitization for Tooth brushing techniques
- Screening for parasites such as fleas and ear mites, as well as intestinal parasites (we follow the CAPC guidelines for deworming of all pets, using either a monthly topical preventative or a quarterly oral general dewormer and parasite-tailored dewormers for any specific infections found on yearly fecal tests.)
- Parasite elimination and prevention for your dog (and also and for human safety)
- Toenail trimming, if permitted
- Genetic screening and detection, MDR1 Testing of mixed breed, rescue dogs, and at risk breeds
- Desensitization and reward based training and behavioral modification plans to help you and your dogs live in harmony
- Blending and incorporation of a new dog or puppy into a household with senior pets.
- Discussions of common household hazards for dogs.
- Discussions of tick borne diseases and the safest preventative measures to take for the whole family
With so much possible to watch for, cover and discuss, it is a good thing that each senior dog needs wellness visits every 6 months for examinations and occasional routine basic vaccination, screenings, and deworming/anti-parasite treatments!