Baldwin Animal Hospital is here to help guide you and your pet through their senior years. As our canine companions age, changes begin to take place in 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. Once symptoms appear, the condition may have advanced to a stage that is more costly and difficult to treat. We want to help you and your dog to enjoy the longest, healthiest life together. This is why we recommend biannual wellness exams for senior pets. We also recommend annual blood tests and urinalysis for senior dogs so that we can detect conditions early, when intervention is most effective.
Compared to humans, dogs age more quickly, resulting in dramatic changes in health that can occur in as little as three to six months. Please call us if you notice any of the following changes in your senior dog.