The Golden Years Club:
Providing Senior Pet Care

At Levan Road Veterinary Hospital, we offer a program known as the Golden Years Club to provide senior pet care and tailor a care plan based on their unique condition. Call our senior care team today at (734) 464-6281 with any questions you have.

Senior Pet Care in Livonia, MI
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Senior Pets Develop Age-Related Problems

Pets are living longer than ever before, thanks to advances in veterinary care and nutrition. While this contributes to many more years of love and faithful companionship, we also see an increase in incidents of age-related diseases, such as:

  • Weight gain and decreased mobility
  • Heart, kidney, and liver diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Dental problems and periodontal disease
  • Behavioral problems
  • Cancer

Early Detection Makes a Difference

The good news is that many of these health problems can be prevented, controlled, or treated if detected early on. Your pet ages 5 to 7 years for every one of yours, suggesting that health problems in your pet can progress 5 to 7 times faster. Aging pets have different health care needs. Unfortunately, by nature, dogs and cats tend to hide signs of illness, making it difficult for an owner to realize there is something wrong and bring them in for help. By the time some pets are brought into the clinic, it may be very difficult to restore their health. Just as in human medicine, if detected early, many health concerns may be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether.

How the Golden Years Club Works

Our goal with the Golden Years Club is to help maintain an excellent quality of life for our companions. We do this by educating owners on what is normal aging and what is not. Our focus is to enhance your pet's quality of life for as long as we possibly can.

The first step in the program involves filling out a checklist of signs/symptoms that are specific to your pet. We will review any concerns with you as well as give you a packet of information on aging to take home. From there, we may suggest things as simple as dietary changes, medications, herbal/natural remedies, or senior wellness blood screening as well as many other options. If needed, we can also refer your pet for specialty care.

We know your pet is a very important member of your family and has given you many years of love and companionship. We want to make sure their "golden years" are as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

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