Senior Pet Care: Making Quality of Life Part of Quantity of Life

Senior Pet Care

Your senior dog or cat is a valued member of your family. They deserve health care designed for their unique needs and phase of their life. At Clinton Veterinary Hospital we believe good senior pet care can literally add years to your pet’s quantity of life, as well as make those years quality ones.

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Why Senior Pet Care Matters

If animals age 7 years for every year that passes, it means an annual exam is equivalent to an exam every 7 years for a human. That makes your pet’s annual checkup very important, and it’s why we recommend two checkups per year for senior pets.

We’ll conduct screenings to look for your pet’s risk level for conditions like:

Regular lab work we recommend for senior pets, includes:

  • Complete blood count, to check for infections, leukemia, and anemia
  • Blood panel work, to monitor the function of internal organs
  • T4 blood test to evaluate thyroid function

Senior Pet Care Exams and Screenings

At your pet’s exam, our staff will also talk to you about other recommended preventive care:

Senior Pet Care Diet and Nutrition

As your pet ages, obesity can be problematic, as the extra weight wears and tears on your dog or cat’s joints. Diet adjustments may be needed to keep weight issues under control and reduce the potential for high blood pressure and heart disease, too.

We carry prescription diets for senior pets, which have been proven to aid in digestive issues, allergies, and other conditions. We also carry supplements that have been shown to help with issues like arthritis. For example, fish oil supplements and chondroitin, combined with a specialized activity plan, is an alternative treatment for this condition.

If you have questions or need advice about care for your senior dog or cat, please get in touch with us today. It’s never too late to bring your old family friend the care he or she deserves.

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“We just love Dr. Price! Her kind and calm demeanor immediately puts our Sophie at ease. She is a genuine “dog whisperer” and a valuable resource in maintaining our dog’s health.”

“Looking for the very best in veterinary care look no further; Clinton Veterinary Hospital offers the ultimate in veterinary expertise and a true love and compassion for every pet that comes through the door. They are a very caring group of people.”

“Have been going to the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for decades. Literally. They are knowledgeable, and treat you and your pet with respect and consideration.”

“I’ve been going to Clinton Vet for years now. Many cats have come and gone. Good times and bad. The staff there is so caring!!!!! Drs. The Best!!!!!!! Now, if only my own Dr. could be so caring!”

“I have been visiting the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for many years. I am happy to say that I’m always very happy. Dr Price is our vet and my husband and I are very happy with her. She takes the time and is patient with our pets. It means a lot to us. Thank you for being there for us.”

“For my little girl Jessie to be so excited when we arrive to go see the Doc or Tech is remarkable! Thank you for all your consideration and the pleasant atmosphere.”

“Dr Ciok is always friendly, helpful , knowledgeable and unhurried in the time he spends with us. We're very happy that he and Dr Price found CVH and stayed there.”

“Dr. Price and Dr. Ciok are wonderful Vets with broad knowledge, and genuine love and concern for our 2 cats. When both cats faced critical procedures and treatments they shared direct contact information should there be an urgent need.”

“In my 60 years of owning pets, I have never had such knowledgeable, up-to-date, compassionate, caring veterinarians. Our current four animals are receiving excellent care. I wouldn't go anywhere else!”

We Are Here for You, We Want to Hear From You:

Clinton Veterinary Hospital welcomes your calls and your face-to-face visits. We want you to be informed before, during, and after any interaction with us.

Clinton Veterinary Hospital

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 9 a.m.)
  • Sunday

After Hours Emergencies

Clinton Veterinary Hospital sees emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For emergencies during all other hours, please contact one of the facilities below:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721