Veterinary Services

Senior Pet Care

At Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic, we recognize the unique care required for senior pets. We are dedicated to supporting their well-being through our specialized senior pet care services.
A dog with a collar

Senior Pet Health

Contrary to common perception, pets between the ages of 5-7 years or older are considered seniors. The aging process is influenced by various factors such as breed, nutrition, exercise, environment, and climate. Small to medium-breed dogs tend to have a longer lifespan compared to their larger counterparts.

Empowering Pet Guardians: Take Charge of Your Senior Pet’s Health

By partnering with us for senior pet care, you are empowered to take charge of your companion’s health during their golden years. Our experienced veterinary team is committed to providing the necessary support, guidance, and medical care to ensure a high quality of life for your senior pet.

Comprehensive Senior Pet Care: Promoting Well-being

Diagnostic Blood Test

In addition to a physical exam, we recommend a blood test to evaluate your pet’s internal health. Even if your pet is not displaying signs of illness, the blood work allows us to assess organ function and blood cell counts. Detecting abnormalities early, often in asymptomatic pets, is crucial for timely intervention and prevention.

Preventive Approach

Our primary goal is to prevent illnesses before they become serious or untreatable. We aim to maintain your senior pet’s good health through proactive measures and early detection. The information gathered from lab work during their healthy phase is a valuable baseline for future reference if health concerns arise.

Thorough Physical Exam

Our senior pet care begins with a comprehensive physical exam to assess your pet’s external health. This examination helps us identify any signs of aging or potential health concerns.