We Care for Senior Pets
By the age of 7, most pets are considered to be seniors. Around this age, many pets also begin developing health conditions that can lead to more serious problems if left undetected and untreated. This is why we recommend twice yearly wellness exams for senior pets. Early detection, coupled with rigorous treatment and advanced care, can offer significant health benefits, including a longer, healthier life.
What to Expect During Your Visit
After the age of 7, we recommend a doctor see your senior pet every six months. During these visits, your pet can expect to receive:
- A hands-on, head to tail physical examination
- Vaccination boosters (if required)
- Testing for parasites and worms
- Parasite and heartworm preventatives
- A dental examination
- Nutritional counseling
- Diagnostic testing, which many include:
- Complete blood chemistry panel and blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid check
- Electrolyte check
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Advanced diagnostics
Your pet’s veterinarian will also provide important information, including:
- Pain management solutions
- Preventative care plans for dogs and cats
- Dog training services
- Answers to questions or concerns you may have
If your pet exhibits any of the following behaviors, do not hesitate to contact us:
- Loss or increase in appetite
- Loss or increase in thirst
- Aggressive or withdrawn behavior
- Problems hearing or seeing
- Pain or injury
- Labored breathing
- Dental problems
- Weight loss
To schedule an exam for your senior pet, please contact us today. We are open 7 days a week, with doctor’s hours Monday through Saturday. No appointments are required (but they are available if preferred). While we ask that all appointments be scheduled 48 hours in advance, it is sometimes possible to see a doctor the same day based on availability. Note that ER services are available after hours and on Sundays.
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
10% Off Flea & Tick Preventatives!
Fleas & ticks carry many diseases that can not only harm your pets but can potentially be transmitted to humans. The best way to keep you and your pet safe is prevention and through the month of March, we’re offering 10% off Bravecto, Nexgard or Revolution flea and tick preventatives!
Dr. Sandra Faeh Named President of Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
Next time you're at the clinic, congratulate Dr. Faeh!