Senior Pet Care Video Series by Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.
Dr. Follett: Senior pet care is often a very important part of veterinary medicine. As our pet ages, their care needs change, as well. They’re not the same as they were when they were younger, but we can help them greatly during this time. One of the big areas that we have is a decrease in mobility and the pain with our pets. We can control pain, but helping with their mobility is really important.
Dr. Follett: This is a Help ‘Em Up Harness. It supports the dog, not only in the front but in the back and gives them a boost, as they need it. This can be used on small dogs, as well as large. There are also some other different options if your pet just needs help with getting up in the rear.
Dr. Follett: Other things that can affect our dogs as they age are hearing and vision loss, and there are ways that we can help you deal with that in terms of teaching your pet hand signals or using different light cues to help them hear or see.
Dr. Follett: Other areas have to do with our appetite and hydration. Keeping our pets eating well and drinking well will help prevent them from getting other diseases.
Dr. Follett: The last area that we deal with is almost like doggy Alzheimer’s. Cognitive dysfunction is common in dogs as they age. There are a number of different supplements that we can use.
Dr. Follett: It’s really important that we keep them happy and healthy in these senior years.
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