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As our animals age, they often need just a little more care. Our veterinarians are happy to talk with you about when your pet might be considered a senior and what that means for them specifically. We often suggest that senior pet owners bring their animal in for more frequent wellness exams. These checkups make it easier to spot an illness in its earliest stages, allowing for more effective treatments. We know that you’ve likely had your older pets for a long time now, and we want to make sure their last years with you are as good as the first.

Older animals often experience a few common medical conditions. Dental disease, especially in pets who haven’t had regular dental care, can be painful and make eating or drinking difficult. We’ll often suggest extractions or deep cleanings to make these symptoms better for your pet.

Diabetes and cancerous growths are also things we see in our practice in senior pets. Skin tumors can be removed, and early stage diabetes can often be treated with diet. Arthritis is also a problem in older animals, and we can suggest some changes at home to keep your pet active, or supplements to keep their joints stronger for longer.
We’re Here to Help You Say Goodbye

We’re Here to Help You Say Goodbye

As your pet approaches the end of their life, we can offer quality-of-life assessments to let you know how much pain they may be in. We’ll tell you how any diseases they have are likely to progress, and what a timeline for symptoms could look like. Any decisions to euthanize are always in your hands, but we’re here to help you say goodbye to your beloved companions.
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Color Country is a full service animal hospital

Color Country Animal Hospital is proud to provide senior pet care to pet and animal owners in Cedar City, Hamilton Fort, Summit, Parowan, Newcastle, Kanarraville, and the surrounding areas including Eastern Nevada.
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