End of Life Care

Aging pet considerations and resources

We recommend senior exams at least every 6 months as dogs and cats get older. Generally starting around 8-10 years of age for cats and 6-8 years of age for dogs.

We recommend baseline metabolic screening and often annual or biannual testing for our pets as they age. Sometimes more frequent if we already have underlying disease conditions.

Why is this recommended? 

  • Acknowledges and enhances the human-animal bond
  • Promotes early detection of abnormalities
  • Promotes optimal and individualized medical care that may enhance the quality of life and promote longevity
  • Helps assess and address: weight, orthopedic, behavioral and metabolic changes

Resources on senior pets, quality of life and pet grief:

Losing your companion

It can be incredibly hard to lose a beloved pet. We share our lives and hearts with our companions and they’re always there when we need them. We understand the strong bond between you and your pet. It is a gift and we want to offer you all the support you need during this difficult time.

Pet Loss Support Groups:

Senior Exams and End of Life Care in Cedar Park, Texas

Have questions or concerns about your senior pet’s health and wellness? Give us a call at 512-219-7774 to talk to one of our experienced vets or schedule an appointment!

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.

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