Senior Pet Care:
Old Age Is not a Disease

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Gentle Touch Animal Hospital in Denver provides preventive care for senior pets. Determining the age at which your pet becomes a senior is based on many factors including size, breed, and lifestyle. As a general rule, when your pet turns 7 years of age we recommend they begin their senior care.

Common Senior Pet
Health Issues

Senior pet preventive exams are very important. As your pet ages, they are more likely to develop health problems. Identifying a disease or health concern in the early stages often makes treatment less complicated.

A preventive care exam provides an opportunity to establish baseline health characteristics and compare results since your pet’s last visit. Additionally, great advances have been made in the treatment of many senior pet ailments.

Some of these include:

  • Arthritis
  • Changes in eyesight
  • Loss of activity level
  • Mental alertness
  • Pain management

Senior Pet
Preventive Care Exam

We recommend biannual preventive care visits as a key component of your senior pet’s health regimen.

We offer senior health care plans, which provide recommended preventive care services at discounted rates. Your pet’s exam includes a review of your pet’s vaccinations.

We recommend a diagnostic work-up, which includes the following:

Senior dog being examnined by veterinarian
  • Complete blood cell count
  • Blood chemistry panel
  • Thyroid test
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal test
  • Heartworm test

Your senior pet preventive care exam also provides the opportunity to discuss customized recommendations to address changes in pet nutritional requirements, lifestyle changes, and behavior. We enjoy discussing your pet’s care, and we encourage you to use this session to ask questions.

Please contact us to schedule your pet’s senior preventive care exam. If you have any questions or concerns, our staff will be happy to discuss them with you.

Our customers value quality care

Thanks for another great year of medical care and help for our babies.
- H.H.

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gentle Touch and will recommend you to everyone we know!
- Kerrie H.

We wanted to thank you for the extraordinary care, love and attention Yogi received from all of you.
- Mark & Kathy S.

Your vet practice has left an indelible stamp on us through your loving care for both Calliope and Sadie
- Jean & Jim S.

My heart felt thanks to all of you for the way you cared for my pets this past year. You all are the best!
- John M.

We have been nothing but impressed and amazed with their professionalism and true caring. I trust them with the members of our family
- Deb P.

I cannot adequately express my thanks for your care, concern and love Saturn and I feel from all of you.
- Carol G.

Dr. Tasky and crew you are such a blessing
- Scott S.

You are the best and we are lucky to have you
- Bob & Susan D.

We so appreciate all of the “gentle” care you provide for our animal kids.
- Robin & Tracy T.

Bless you all. You are definitely the best Denver Vets I have had the pleasure of working with.
- Carol B.

Boone was never afraid to come to Gentle Touch because he was given so much love from every single person there.
- The K. Family

Throughout Opus’ surgery and follow up visits, you all gave him great care. More importantly, you helped us through our anxiety in dealing with him
- Kerry and Andy Z.

We thank you for the service you provided us the last few years.
- Allen S.

You all do truly have a ‘gentle touch’ that will not be forgotten. Thanks again for your kindness.
- Cathy and Doug S

I know one of the reasons I was lucky enough to have him so many years is the care you took of him even though he wasn’t the most grateful of patients.
- Robin L.

Your pets are family. Get them the care they deserve.

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