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Senior Care

We regard pets as part of the family, and their health, happiness and welfare is number one. With better nutrition and home care, and more available and advanced veterinary senior care, we can be happy that our pets are living longer and healthier lives.

As pet gets older, they become prone to develop age-related conditions. Some of these have outward signs that are quite easy to recognise once established – such as stiffness, hearing loss, or reduced vision.

But for many conditions which occur internally, (for example, diseases of the heart, kidney, liver, lungs and other internal organs) early problems can develop without owners noticing. Many of these problems are quite controllable, if detected early.

For early detection of age related problems in older patients, we recommend a Senior Wellness Evaluation for your dog or cat from 7 years of age. This health evaluation is tailored to your pet’s specific needs and their age (typically we recommend annual checks from 7 years of age, and at least twice annually in pets older than 10 to 12 years of age).

Senior Care Wellness screening programs involve a thorough physical examination and consultation, screening urine and/or blood tests, perhaps with blood pressure measurements.

Homevet has a very British approach, assuring Quality with a common sense manner, so only doing what tests are fully appropriate at each time.

Cats can be regarded as a mature adult from 7 years of age, senior from 10 years, and geriatric from 15 years of age. The classification in dogs varies between different breed sizes, for example with larger and giant breeds being classified as senior from 7 years of age.