It’s important that your senior dog receives regular wellness exams to prevent and treat diseases that dogs are more prone to in their senior years such as bone and joint problems, hormone disorders, cancer, and diseases of the kidney, heart, and liver. At Belle Meade Animal Hospital, we recommend bi-annual wellness exam for senior dogs to screen for any underlying conditions that are common in senior pets. During the senior wellness exam, your dog will receive:
Our veterinarians will also discuss any age-related changes your dog may be experiencing or any concerns you have about his or her health such as nutrition, exercise, mobility, and changes in your pet’s lifestyle. To schedule your senior dog’s wellness exam, please call us at 615-352-4370.
Please call us if you notice any of the following signs to schedule an appointment to have your dog evaluated: