Caring for a senior pet is a bit different from caring for a puppy or kitten. Just like people, cats and dogs are more susceptible to certain diseases and conditions as they age. They are also more likely to suffer from chronic pain, decreased appetite, and a wide range of other problems. At Townsgate Pet Hospital, we recommend twice-yearly exams for all of our senior patients. This makes it easier for our vet to diagnose and begin treatment for developing age-related diseases and conditions before they become serious. When you bring your older dog or cat to us, we will make sure they are up to date on all vaccinations, provide products to prevent or treat parasites, and conduct a complete exam. We also provide dental care, nutritional counseling, pain management, and other services as needed. We will take the time to listen to you and your concerns and get to know both you and your pet to ensure the highest quality veterinary care.