SENIOR PET CARE
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Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever. Your senior pet has medical needs that are very different from puppies and kittens, though. The veterinarians at Finn Hill Animal Hospital work with you to develop a health care plan that ensures your pet is safe and happy throughout his or her golden years.

Prevention Is The Key

Pets age faster than people and are considered to be seniors around age 7. Prevention is the key to keeping these older animals healthy. Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition may not be readily apparent, and early diagnosis is critical for quick and effective treatment. In some cases, conditions that may look like the usual signs of "old age" could actually be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, periodontal disease, kidney failure, or cancer. We recommend all senior pets undergo at least one physical examination each year, though more frequent examinations are encouraged. During an examination, we also perform a number of diagnostics, such as blood tests and urinalysis. Not only can a chemistry panel identify the presence of underlying disease processes, they can help create a baseline should your pet become ill between regular visits.

At home, we encourage you to watch for subtle changes in your pet's body weight, appetite, water intake, urination, and bowel habits, as well as general attitude and activity level. Lumps and bumps under the skin may seem harmless, but can be cancerous. Ear infections, abscessed teeth, and gum disease are common, painful conditions that may not become obvious until seriously advanced. You are an important ally in keeping your senior pet healthy! If your pet is experiencing any changes in behavior, we urge you to bring him or her in for a check-up. Together, we can make sure you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.

We're here for all of your pet's needs

Finn Hill Animal Hospital offers senior pet care in the Kirkland, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Kingsgate, Mountlake Terrace, Totem Lake, Redmond, Lake Forest Park and the surrounding communities.


Located in Kirkland, our full service pet clinic offers everything from wellness exams for dogs and cats to pet boarding and grooming to emergency exotic and avian veterinary care.

Contact Us

Phone Number

(425) 399-7075

Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm