Senior pet care offered at Mt. Diablo Veterinary Medical Center Lafayette

Senior Pet Wellness

In the past, care of senior pets included a yearly examination, current vaccinations and parasite screening. Often early indications of disease were missed, commencement of treatments were delayed and outcomes were not effective. The current recommendations for dogs over 8 years old and cats over 10 years old include de-emphasis of vaccinations and focuses on routine screening diagnostic tests. We have incorporated these recommendations into a Senior Wellness Package.

The goals of the Senior Wellness Package are to provide a thorough comprehensive evaluation of your older pet's health, to detect medical problems early wehen they are more amenable to treatment and to insure that these "golden years" of your pet's life are healthy, enjoyable, and comfortable. To make things less stressful on the animal, we will perform all the diagniostic tests in one visit which will take 2-3 hours. Once we have all the completed test results (usually within 2-3 days) we will schedule a 40 minute consultation with just you to discuss your pet's health and any medical recommendations.

Research has demonstrated that animals that are diagnosed and treated early for medical conditions live longer and healthier lives. We hope you will take this opportunity to keep your pet healthier for a longer time. To schedule an appointment for the Senior Wellnes Package or if you have any questions please call the office. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your pets.


Senior Checklists and Forms