Special Care for Senior Pets
At All Pet Animal Hospital, we consider dogs and cats to be “seniors” once they reach about nine years of age. Like humans, as pet’s age their needs change, and we are here to make their golden years as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
The vast majority of debilitating problems that senior cats and dogs experience can be prevented or eased with proper lifetime veterinary care and early detection. With routine wellness exams, laboratory testing, and diagnostic screening, we can help ensure your pets have a high quality of life as they age.
Some health problems that senior pets are prone to come on suddenly, and others appear gradually over time. There are a few signs that you should watch for in a senior dog or cat that can indicate a problem and require veterinary attention, including:
- Change in vision
- Change in hearing
- Sudden behavioral change
- Sudden weight loss
- Sudden weight gain
- Heavy breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Hair loss
Senior Pet Wellness Exams
Because senior pets’ health can change suddenly, we prefer to see them twice a year for wellness exams. Your veterinarian will conduct a comprehensive physical exam, order diagnostic tests as needed, check your pet’s teeth and gums, and talk to you about your pet’s behavior and activity levels. These wellness exams are your best defense against the common ailments of aging pets, including cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, dental disease, and liver disease.
This was our second visit to All Pet Animal Hospital, and I was again impressed with the helpfulness, friendliness and compassion shown by each and every staff member. I did not have an appointment, but they very willingly fit me in to see the doctor. I cannot imagine entrusting any of our pets to any other vet.
I have used All Pet since 2002 and also visited their 616 S Pike Rd RT 356 Sarver PA 16055 location - 724-295-9933 They are the most pet friendly staff I have ever encountered in the last 35 years as a pet owner. Dr. Person and Dr. Bennett are awesome.
Dr. Bennett is WONDERFUL!!! A great animal lover who takes the time to explain what is going on. I am not that tuned into animal health and had to relay information to my wife. Dr. Bennett photocopied a page out of his animal doctor book for her, I was shocked that he took the time to do that. He then actually showed me the skin scrape under a microscope.
Dr. Bennett took his time with my bird and I feel he did a very through exam. I was satisfied with Dr. Bennett’s concern and his explanation.
I felt as welcomed being a new patient as if I was an old friend. Dr. Bennett was extremely knowledgeable regarding my bird and his situation. Thank you so much for helping me & Jacob, he is doing so well!–Christine Palewski & Jacob
Very friendly, neat, clean and extremely reasonable.
I checked around for a vet that was close, had good hours and was reasonably priced. I was also very impressed by the entire staff and the genuine affection they showed to my new puppy!
I chose this hospital because of the recommendation of The National Aviary.
Dr. Bennett came highly recommended by the reptile keepers at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Everyone was great I felt my tortoise had the best care available.
My experience was vey positive, every person I met was warm, caring, and knowledgeable. So happy to have a great vet nearby home!
Dr. Bennett is one of the kindest people both to my cat AND me!
Dr. Person is detailed and thorough…very good first impression!
Dr. Bennett went above and beyond! Although he had to refer us to a specialty care facility for Primo’s surgery, he has become and will remain our new vet! He was kind, caring and honest…first vet out of 4 that I actually feel comfortable taking my “baby” to. I can’t thank you enough!–Jayme and Primo Wilder
I think your staff was one of the nicest staffs I’ve ever met. I thank you guys for taking care of my puppy!
Thank you for taking such good care of me during my “healing time” after surgery. Sometimes I would get scared and bark a lot, but you always found a way to make me feel comfortable in the end. You are all so kind and so nice to me. Thank you!
–Love, Rocky Schaerer
There are no words to convey our gratitude for your kindness and skill. Things looked bleak for our Grufa Girl, but thanks to all of you (and the powers of prayer) we get to have our girl with us for some additional time. Thank you hardly seems adequate!