Encouraging the Health and Wellbeing of Senior Pets

As your pet ages, you may begin to notice a decline in mobility or energy levels. Common to senior pets is a range of health conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, hip dysplasia, skin tumors and more. While we cannot stop the passing of time and the aging process, there are developments in the field of veterinary medicine in orthopedic services, cancer treatment, surgery, diagnostics and physical rehabilitation that improve quality of life for senior pets, and therefore your pet’s overall wellbeing.

One of the ways we can aid our senior companions in continuing to live a full life relies on pain management and disease prevention strategies. It is also important to focus on enhancing daily care, which is aimed at educating pet owners on ways to better care for their elderly best friends. Continue…

The Dreaded Diagnosis: Cancer in Pets

APNJ_iStock_000090279353_LargeCancer is a word that no pet owner wants to hear. Still, with veterinary medicine advancing exponentially and pets living longer than ever, cancer has become a more frequent diagnosis.

It is important that today’s pet owner understands cancer in pets so that they can know their enemy. We hope that it never happens, but if you ever have a pet who is diagnosed with cancer we want you to know that we are here to help.

The Basics of Cancer in Pets

In actuality, “cancer” is a vague term. In layman’s terms, cancer means that certain cells in the body are dividing without any control.  Cancer comes in many different forms and can affect nearly any part of the body. Continue…