Senior Dogs

We all know dogs age faster than us humans and we feel that the larger the breed, then the faster they age as a general rule.  The need for good veterinary care becomes even more important during these years.  This is right time to start considering senior blood work to monitor organ function.  It is always nice if you have some blood work from when the pet was young to help refer back and monitor changes.  As far as vaccinations there are two schools of thought.  Some feel that as dogs age that their need for vaccinations decreases while others feel that older pets immune systems are weaker at maintaining immunity and need vaccinations more frequent.  Both scenarios may be right based on each pets specific environment and changing medical conditions.  Please come by and let us discuss your pets specific needs and create a plan that is best for  your pet.

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