Senior Pet Care

At Riverbend Animal Hospital in Hadley, MA, we understand the unique needs of senior pets. As our beloved companions age, they require specialized care and attention to ensure their continued health and well-being.

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Senior Pet Care

Our older patients are some of our favorites. With good care, many of our seniors are active and content well into their old age. Semi-annual exams and appropriate lab work are often recommended to catch changes early on.

More than ever, we need your eyes at home to recognize subtle changes that might signal pain or sickness. A shift in appetite or behavior, for instance, is valuable information for us to assess and use in treating your pet.

And as with humans, extra weight is hard on aging bodies. Regular moderate activity is recommended to preserve your pet’s physical and emotional health.

More Information on Senior Cats