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- Aggressive or withdrawn behavior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
SOLD OUT! Puppy Yoga!
Puppy yoga is back! Meet pups available for adoption from Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue while a beginners level yoga class is taught. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Event takes place at Elmhurst Animal Care Center on Thursday, July 12th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM. You must have a ticket to attend, register by clicking HERE.
Save the Date! Yoga: Cats & Mats!
Join us for an evening of Yoga: Cats & Mats on Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM! Partnering with our friends at Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue, this one hour long, beginners level class will be instructed by a long-time yogi. Kittens will be wandering around the room while the class takes place, all of which will be available for adoption! There will be complimentary wine served after the class. Register HERE. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.530.1900 for details!