Nassau Geriatric Veterinarian
Quality, Gentle Veterinary Care for Aging Pets
Is your pet entering his or her golden years? If so, it’s time to consider how your veterinarian can provide comprehensive preventative care and treatment for any conditions or issues that often come with age. The right geriatric care can help keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.
Nassau Veterinary Clinic provides the full spectrum of geriatric veterinary care for dogs, cats, and other household pets, from semiannual examinations to behavior consultations to end-of-life care. Established in 1937, we are one of the oldest animal hospitals in New York, and we are proud to offer gentle, effective veterinary care to patients of all shapes and sizes.
Our Senior Pet Care Services
Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, better dietary habits, and informed owners, today’s pets are living longer than ever before. As a result, veterinarians and owners are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions that require specialized care. Nassau Veterinary Clinic stays up to date on the discovery of these new conditions and viable treatment options. We use the latest technology and equipment to deliver quality senior pet care in a safe and loving environment.
We are pleased to offer and recommend comprehensive preventative healthcare programs to clients with aging pets. Through these medical programs, we can assess specific body systems to aid in the early detection of diseases commonly associated with the older pet.
Our programs are offered in a variety of options, in order to accommodate the individual pet and owner's financial needs. Based on your pet's history and current medical condition, your veterinarian may advise testing such as bloodwork, urinalysis, radiographs, EKGs, or ultrasounds. Each test will screen for diseases associated with the aging pet.
Semiannual Visits Are Recommended for Senior Pets
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), cats and small dogs are considered geriatric at the age of seven. Larger dogs, who tend to have shorter lifespans, may be considered geriatric at age six. At this time, we recommend semiannual veterinary visits, instead of the typical annual visits required for younger pets. If your senior pet has a medical condition, more frequent visits may be required.
Examples of Health Problems in Geriatric Pets
It's important to monitor your pet as they age because they often develop health issues that plague elderly humans as well. Those may include:
- Heart Disease
- Kidney/Urinary Tract Disease
- Liver Disease
- Bone Disease
- Among Others
To support your aging dog, contact our Nassau geriatric veterinarians. We can provide possible diet changes or medications to keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.
Schedule a Geriatric Veterinary Appointment in Nassau
Appointments are recommended every six months for geriatric pets. Contact us today to get those appointments scheduled. More frequent appointments allow us to more closely monitor and address changes quickly.
When you bring your pet in for their appointment, please let us know if you have seen changes in your pet's appetite, thirst, mobility, etc. You know your dog and cat best. We look forward to caring for your pet.
Interested in learning more about our Nassau geriatric veterinary care program and how we can help your aging pet? Call (518) 245-3223 to set up an appointment.
“I brought my dog to them & they took their time going over everything & treated her with such care & love.”- Stacey T
“Everyone is always helpful and kind every time we are there.”- Jackie B
“I have been going to Nassau Vet for decades. They are compassionate, knowledgable, thorough and professional.”- Cindy C