Your Changing Pet
You may notice your pet slowing down somewhat, responding to the world in a way that causes you concern. Losses in hearing, vision, taste, and smell are not uncommon, and some of these changes may become progressively worse over time. Regular senior exams can help detect any problems that may be causing these changes, and our veterinarians can counsel you in addressing age-related issues at home.
Behavioral changes—a pet acting irritable, aggressive, or depressed—may be caused by a variety of things such as age-related diseases, loss of physical or cognitive ability, or even digestive disorders that have developed since your last visit. Please mention any change in your pet over the past six months. Early detection of problems offers many more options than treating an advanced disease or condition.