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Posted on 10-03-2016

Care for North Austin Pets During Senior Pet Month

The month of October is Senior Pet Month, learn about the specialized care your pets need for their long-term health and well-being. Our veterinarian in North Austin recognizes the risk of the colder temperatures throughout winter and has the tools to help keep your pet's healthy.

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Cold Weather Risks

The colder temperatures of autumn and winter increase the risk of certain complications with older pets. Any pet owner with a senior cat or dog, meaning a pet over 7 years old, must consider the possible risks associated with colder temperatures.

The primary concern is arthritis pain. Senior pets face greater levels of pain due to arthritis in their joints, which worsens throughout the winter months. Older pets may also have a higher risk of injuries or sicknesses due to weaker immune systems and their age.

Addressing Arthritis in Senior Pets

Arthritis is a key concern for older pets and our veterinarian in North Austin recognizes the potential complications. At our clinic, we recommend regular visits and exams to check for complications with a pet's health. We also provide appropriate medications based on the symptoms your dog or cat exhibits as well as your pet's specific health history.

Vet Treatments for Older Pets in North Austin

When you visit a vet in our clinic, we offer the treatment your pets need for long-term health. Throughout the month of October, or Senior Pet Month, Dessau Vet Clinic is offering pet owners with senior pets a 15 percent discount on a senior pet check-up. During the check-up, we update your pet's blood work, provide appropriate medications for arthritis and offer laser treatments when your pet needs the treatment. We check for common concerns and help pet owners prepare for the upcoming winter months.

Keeping your older pets healthy and active throughout the winter months requires appropriate care and treatment. At our clinic, we help your pets stay healthy with a check-up and treatments. To learn more about our check-ups or for an appointment for your senior pet, contact our North Austin vet today at 512-721-0016.

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