Nebraska Animal Medical and Emergency Center knows how important your pet companion becomes to you over the years. Understanding the stage of life your pet is experiencing helps give us additional perspective. Once pets reach the age of 7 years, we look at them a little differently.
A Long and Lasting Friendship With Your Pet
With the ongoing improvements in veterinary care, we can do much more to ensure that your best pet friend can be with you much longer. As your pet ages, we will screen for:
- Kidney and liver function
- Heart disease
- Thyroid problems
Wellness exams for your senior pet will include a thorough physical examination, as well as other diagnostic tools we may employ as needed. These may include:
- Blood work
- Ultrasound to detect soft tissue abnormalities
- ECG to check for heart problems.
There are many new medications available that can help to improve your pet’s quality and length of life. These drugs are powerful allies to help us treat diseases and manage pain. We will make sure you have the information you need to take preventive steps to help keep your pet healthy and happy.
Physical Rehabilitation Treats Pet Arthritis and Manages Weight
Exercise and diet become even more important as your pet grows older, for weight management and arthritis as well as heart and kidney disease. If your senior pet is suffering from osteoarthritis, obesity, or other physical limitations, our physical rehabilitation services may help him or her to become more comfortable and fit.