Senior Pet Care

Senior Pet Care in Sullivan County

As your dog or cat ages, their veterinary needs begin to change. They may need to see our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County for senior pet care as a result. Here are some things to consider when determining whether or not your furry friend might need senior pet care.

Do You Have A Senior Pet?

Depending on the type of pet you have, they may become a senior pet earlier or later in life. A cat becomes a senior cat once they turn nine years old. A dog becomes a senior dog at the same age if they’re a smaller breed. If they’re a bigger breed, they become a senior once they turn six years old.

For a cat, seven years old is the same as 45 human years. For dogs, that can be anywhere between 44 and 56 years. At that age, a human is bordering on becoming a senior themselves. It makes sense that domestic pets have the same distinction.

Common Ailments for Senior Pets

In some cases, a pet may age and be as healthy as they were when they were a puppy or a kitten. In other instances, though, just like with humans, pets are susceptible to health issues as they get older. It’s at this point you should consider taking them to our veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County for senior care.

Older pets may develop:

  • Bone disease
  • Joint disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Thyroid disease
  • Kidney disease

With our preventative care and emergency surgery at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, we can care for your pet and cure what ails them.

Our preventative care consists of regular consultations. If your pet is experiencing any of the above medical issues or any other issues, this is the time to mention it to our Ferndale veterinarian. We’ll have follow-up appointments to make sure the issue is taken care of.

We also offer the most effective tick and flea prevention to prevent the transmission of vector-borne diseases, heartworm medication, preventative care exams, and a variety of vaccines, including those that protect against Lyme disease, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies,  Influenza,  Kennel Cough and Leukemia.

If your pet does need surgery, we understand how this can be a scary time. With a trained and well-experienced veterinarian at the helm, you can feel confident that your pet is in the best hands possible at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County.

Surgical procedures that we offer include gastrointestinal surgery, urinary tract surgery, internal surgery for tumors, skin lump removals, dental surgery, neutering, and spaying. We even do emergency surgery to treat deep cuts, bladder obstructions, and twisted digestive organs.

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Call the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County Today!

Is it time to take your senior pets to the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County?  For over 50 years, we’ve served Ferndale, Wurtsborough, Rock Hill, Livingston Manor, Roscoe, Callicoon, Parksville, Jefferson, Youngsville, Swan Lake, Loch Sheldrake, and Liberty.

We care for the pets we see as much as we do our clientele, as we can prove with our AAHA (aka American Animal Hospital Association) accreditation. We’re driven by compassion in all we do. We also boast state-of-the-art equipment to help your four-legged friends feel better sooner. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us today at 845-292-6711!

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