Special Care for Schertz’s Senior Pets
Schertz Animal Hospital understands the changing needs of aging pets and will partner with you to provide the attentive care your senior pet needs.
When are pets considered seniors?
Although it varies slightly with the size of the breed, most dogs and cats are considered seniors when they are seven years old or older.
What kinds of changes in health care should I make for my senior pet?
Because pets age so much quicker than humans, Schertz Animal Hospital recommends that senior pets be seen every six months. In addition to keeping up with their regular vaccination schedule, we also recommend that senior pets have blood work done at each checkup so we can track any changes in organ function that might indicate a larger health issue. Blood work can give our veterinarians an early indication of trouble, which can lead to more effective diagnosis and treatment to restore health.
What kinds of changes in behavior should I watch for?
In general, pet owners should be mindful of changes in any of your pet’s normal activities and should let our veterinarians know what you are seeing at your pet’s senior health checkups. However, if any of the following symptoms arise, be sure to contact us in case a more urgent issue is arising.
- Excessive drinking
- Excessive urinating
- Loss of vision
- Loss of bowel control
Do aging pets have different nutritional needs?
Yes, pets that are older do not need to eat as much and they need less protein and fat and more fiber. Aging pets also can benefit from nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and SeniLife. Our veterinarians and technicians can provide nutritional counseling to help you choose the correct food and supplements for your pet.
My senior pet has arthritis. Is there anything that can help?
We offer several arthritis treatments that have proven beneficial for pets.
- Medicinal treatments—For some pets, pain management through use of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements can provide relief from arthritis and restore mobility.
- Laser therapy and stem cell treatment—Using our laser therapy and stem cell therapies together has resulted in dramatic improvements in mobility and decreased pain for pets with arthritis. Treatments take little time and provide significant improvement.
At Schertz Animal Hospital, we are ready to partner with you to offer your senior pet the most comfortable, active, and full life possible. Please contact us if we can be of service to you.
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Schertz Animal Hospital really cares about your pet. They know their stuff. They been in Schertz for many years. All the doctors really know how to relate to us as they are pet owners too. I highly recommend them for all your Veterinary needs. You won't be sorry. SAH thank you for taking such great care of my Service Dog. — K. Duchess
Schertz Animal Hospital is a group of some of the most selfless people. They have been so attentive and caring to my pups, literally dropping everything to care for their needs. I am blessed and ever so grateful to have this team a part of my little family's life. Alley and Noah looooove you all! Y'all are the bomb dot com! Keep on keepin' on ladies and gents! — A.H
Dr. Mossberg and his assistant, Terri, are outstanding! Rusty can be difficult and they are so patient and kind. My husband and I really appreciate that they go the extra mile! Thank you!!! — T. & M. Taylor
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Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are always pleasant, caring and I feel very confident in the care given to all of our pets! :) — M. & J. Hild