THE STRONGEST VETERINARY TEAM IN TOWN
We offer a wide array of services:
Small animal medicine • General and Orthopedic Surgery • Dentistry
Digital X-ray (Full Body & Dental) • Ultrasonography on site
Boarding/ Drop Offs • Bathing/ Nail Trimming • House calls available
Did you know there are just as many, if not more, older cats and dogs in shelter, as there are younger pets? One reason, a lot of people are more drawn to the cuteness of puppies, kittens, and adolescent-aged pets. They are charmed by all those puppy kisses and the over-abundance of personality and energy. Not always, but often, that never-ending energy tires us out quicker than we thought it would. And those cute little puppy antics? They are quickly overshadowed by the reality that those little fur balls are peeing and pooping machines. In truth, there are many other positive reasons to consider adopting a pet five years and older.
Just like in people, dogs and cats can get stressed and anxious and have fear-related problems. However, because our dogs and cats cannot speak to us, it can be difficult to detect behavior associated with these feelings. They do not know that closing their eyes and taking a deep breath during these situations may help, nor can they ask their veterinarian for medication. Instead, they rely on their owner to pick up on their symptoms and somewhat decipher what they are trying to say. Early detection, diagnosi,s and treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs and cats is especially important, considering that prolonged stress or anxiety can result in physical and emotional pathologic conditions. Furthermore, these problems can potentially shorten a pet’s lifespan, as well as alter a human-pet bond.