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Getting Proper Senior Pet Care Near Richmond

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Watching our pets age can be tough for owners. A formerly rambunctious pup can start slowing down while a previously curious kitty may consider naps a much better use of their time more often than before. While these signs of aging are often normal, it’s important to get your pet the proper kind of senior pet care near you in Richmond to ensure their continued health. A good veterinarian can help keep them happy and healthy well into the future.

 

Senior Pet Dental Care

Periodontal issues can affect older pets in a variety of ways depending on the stage of disease. You may have gotten used to your animal’s bad breath over the years, but but this is actually one of the first signs of harmful bacteria. Saliva, bacteria and food combine to form plaque, which hardens over time into tartar. If you, like many owners, struggle brushing your pet’s teeth at home, periodontal disease often progresses into the later stages. Inflammation, infection, gum and bone loss and even exposed tooth roots are common in older cats and dogs that haven’t received regular dental care. Getting your pup or kitty in for senior pet care in the Richmond area can save them unnecessary pain over time.

 

Healthy Weight, Healthy Pet

As straightforward as feeding can seem for pets -- just a scoop of food a time or two during the day -- many dogs and cats suffer from obesity and obesity-related health problems. This puts strain on tired joints and prevents your pet from staying active into their golden years. Getting your pet on a diet that works isn’t always straightforward, though. Quantity is a big factor in weight gain, but food sensitivities and activity levels also play their part. Between allergen testing and experimenting with different formulas, a veterinarian can help your pet slim down safely and effectively. It’s important that you’re not just following the canine or feline version of a ‘fad diet,’ though. You’ll see these pop up on the internet from time to time, and quite a few could do more harm than good for the animals in your care.

 

If you have any questions about getting your companion the right senior pet care near Richmond, please feel free to reach out to us at Pets Health Veterinary Practices.

 

 

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123 Main South Road
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142 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA 5033