Although senior dogs and cats are affected by many of the same conditions as younger animals, some disorders are of particular significance in the senior pet.
Each member of the veterinary team plays a vital role in providing individualized patient care to dogs regardless of life stages.
The term “senior” has been chosen to describe the aging and older pet. The number of years considered to be “senior” may vary, and one must keep in mind that organ systems, species, and breeds of dogs age at different rates.
Build awareness of health issues without overloading the listener with details about disease
This article highlights the importance of weight management and is meant to aid in the implementation of successful weight management programs.
Every primary-care companion animal practice will encounter canine and feline oncology cases. A successful, full-service practice should be prepared to diagnose, stage, and treat cancer in dogs and cats, and should have a relationship with veterinary oncology specialists for purposes of selective case referrals.
2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats Therapy implementation toolkit