Senior Dog Care

Wellness Care for Senior Dogs

Randhurst Animal Hospital is here to help guide you and your pet through their senior years. As our pets age, changes begin to take place that can affect their health and comfort. When detected early and managed properly, many age-related medical conditions can be prevented from progressing to serious illnesses. We recommend bi-annual wellness exams for senior dogs to ensure he or she stays in good health in their golden years.

Our senior wellness exams for dogs includes:

Animals age more quickly compared to humans, resulting in dramatic changes in health that can occur in as little as three to six months. Please call us right away if you notice any of the following changes in your senior dog.

  • Weight loss
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Bad breath or drooling
  • Increased appetite, especially if accompanied by weight loss
  • Excess urination
  • Increased water intake
  • Reduced exercise, increased stiffness, trouble jumping or walking
  • Apparent pain when your dog moves or is handled
  • Any vomiting, abnormal stool or decreased frequency of bowel movements
  • A new lump or growth, especially if it appears to increase in size quickly
  • Appearance of a “pot belly”
  • Depression or listless behavior
  • Excessive panting
  • Heavy or rapid breathing when resting
  • Coughing

To schedule an appointment for your senior dog’s wellness exam, please call us at 847-398-5800.

Wellness Care for Senior Dogs