Senior Pet Care

We’re here to support your pet through every phase of their life.

We’re committed to supporting your pet through every stage of their life journey.

If you’ve noticed your dog sporting a gray muzzle, it’s a telltale sign of aging. Dogs typically enter their senior years, considered mature adults, around 7 to 8 years old, while cats reach this milestone around 10 years. As your pet transitions into this phase of life, they’ll require specialized care.

Have you observed any shifts in behavior lately?

Changes like increased irritability, aggression, decreased appetite, or heightened thirst could indicate common age-related conditions such as kidney disease, arthritis, or cognitive decline.

How often should you bring in your senior companion for a check-up?

To address the elevated risk of health issues, our veterinarians advise biannual physical exams for senior pets. Annual blood work and regular dental cleanings are also crucial. Your vet will monitor behavioral changes closely and tailor treatment plans to ensure your aging pet remains comfortable and content.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Cataracts
  • Dental problems
  • Altered drinking or urination habits
  • Weight loss
  • Appetite changes
  • Mood swings
  • Mobility issues
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Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at Metrowest Veterinary Associates. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.