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Senior Pet Care in Katy, TX

Compassionate Care for Your Pet’s Golden Years

Since pets age much faster than humans, it’s important to take the necessary steps to keep them healthy and happy throughout all of life’s stages. This includes regular trips to the veterinarian and paying close attention to their needs. By following a few simple guidelines, Pet Medical Center of Katy can help you extend the life of your pet.

Call (281) 823-8288 to schedule your pet’s appointment.

Your Pet’s Longevity

Pets today live longer than they did just 30 to 40 years ago. This is because their owners are more aware of how to provide exceptional care. This includes preventative health care, protection against disease, and diagnostic techniques to identify underlying illnesses. Proper veterinary care can help you provide your senior pet the high-quality care you would expect for yourself.

Senior Life Stages

Dogs and cats are considered seniors when they are around seven to eight years old, but the exact age depends greatly on the size and breed of your pet. Cats and small breeds age slower, which means the average age of a senior is around 11. Larger breed dogs have a shorter lifespan, so they are considered a senior around the age of five or six.

The senior age is the period of your pet's life when they start to show signs of decline. This includes:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Other health issues

There are many alternatives to slow the progression of age-related changes and extend your pet's quality of life!

Signs of Illness & Age-Related Health Changes

Our pets are predictable with their habits as they grow older, so a noticeable change in these patterns is a good indicator of illness or age-related changes. This includes lameness/stiffness, less interest in walks or daily activity, declined energy, weight loss or gain, a decreased appetite, increased water consumption and changes with their elimination.

More severe signs may include:

  • A persistent cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden collapse
  • Seizures
  • Disorientation

Preventative Care

As your pet ages, it’s important to schedule a veterinary appointment every six months to help identify any issues while they are still treatable. During regular checkups, your veterinarian will perform a complete physical exam. These exams may include bloodwork and a urinalysis, blood pressure testing, and x-rays. During the appointment, your veterinarian may also provide important information about caring for your pet and offer advice on any health issues that arise.

Home Care

There are a variety of things you can do at home to help care for your pet as they age. Older pets are less agile, which means they can easily tumble down the stairs, fall through railings, and slip on floors. Avoid leaving your older pet in a situation where they can get hurt. Install gates in your home, install a carpeted ramp along a set of stairs, and offer comfortable bedding to cushion their bodies while they lay.

Call Pet Medical Center of Katy to Make an Appointment!

If you live in the Houston area, contact the Pet Medical Center of Katy at (281) 823-8288 to learn how to care for your aging pet and to schedule your next well exam.

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews

Happy, Healthy Pets
  • Extremely Knowledgeable

    “Wonderful vet! In the 6 years we've been taking our animals to Pet Medical Center, we have grown to love this staff like family. They are quick to greet you by name and with a smile. We have three animals. Two of those animals have had chronic issues.”

    - Aimee E.
  • You Guys Are the Best!

    “This vet is the best I have found in my 35 years of owing animals. Thank you Pet Medical of Katy and all of your staff for taking such good care of my Sugar. You guys are the best !”

    - Clarence N.
  • I'll Never Go Anywhere Else

    “I truly love Pet Medical Center of Katy. From the moment you walk through the door, you are treated like family. Everyone there is personable and deeply cares for your pet.”

    - Ginger J.
  • Great Care, After Care & Compassionate Advice

    “Great care, after care and compassionate advice. We're glad to have Dr Cruz and her staff caring for our pets.”

    - C.B.
  • Keep up The Terrific Work!

    “We moved to the Katy area 4 yrs ago and were fortunate to find Dr. Cruz's practice. She and her team have made a significant difference in our redbone's quality of life and we couldn't be happier with the care our "baby" receives.”

    - Nathan C.
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Why Choose Us? 

  • Exceptional Care & Thorough Understanding
  • 5-Star Reputation in Our Community
  • Individualized Tailored Care for Every Pet
  • Established & Trusted Team of Veterinarians
  • Providing Health & Longevity Since 2005
Providing Health & Longevity In Our Community

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