Geriatric Care

As your pet gets older, he will have different needs. It is your responsibility to make sure that he is safe and healthy as he ages. VetCalls is a mobile vet program that services Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande CA, San Luis Obispo CA, and Nipomo CA. We are here to help with your pet’s geriatric care. Here are some tips to get you started.

Geriatric Care

Get Wellness Exams

While trips to the vet are essential at all points in your pet’s life, they are especially important as he gets older. You might have to go to both your usual vet and the emergency vet at some point. So make sure that he is getting an annual exam. This way, your veterinarian can catch any problems before they get too severe. We can also help you find ways to make your pet’s life more comfortable. Services like VetCalls can bring these exams to your home. So, even if your pet cannot go to the veterinarian, annual exams are still available.

Keep Them Active

Movement is an essential part of geriatric care for pets. You need to make sure that your pet remains active. Exercise is good for the body. It keeps it strong and promotes healthy blood flow. If your pet is too sedentary, it can lead to unnecessary health problems. Take regular walks and make sure your pet stays active.

Provide Accommodations

If your pet is struggling to access food or certain parts of the house, make accommodations for him. These could be as simple as a raised food dish or a box to step on to get on the bed. Even healthy pets will slow down as they age. By providing simple accommodations like a warmed bed and specialty food, you can extend your pet's life and make it easier. If you’re unsure what accommodations to provide, your veterinarian can help.

Watch for New Problems

Older animals can develop a range of issues, so make sure that you’re on alert for them. Look for any changes in your pet’s body and behaviors and make a note of it to tell the vet. Or you can get him to an emergency vet. This helps solve any problems before they get worse.

Geriatric care for pets is essential as he gets older. You want your buddy to stay healthy and comfortable. Bringing a mobile vet to your home instead of bringing your elderly animal in the car can make this care much simpler. VetCalls can be a useful resource for the pet owners of Santa Maria, CA, Arroyo Grande, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, and Nipomo, CA. Give us a call today!

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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Saturday:

For Emergencies call (805) 623-6990

Sunday:

For Emergencies call (805) 623-6990