Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.
Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the "golden years."
Anesthesia is always a risk, but at Galloway Village Veterinary all precautions are taken to make it as safe as possible for each pet. Anesthetic monitoring is done by a dedicated technician, under veterinarian supervision, and all pets are closely monitored while waking up, until alert and their body temperature is normal.
Galloway Village Veterinary's special cleansing baths remove dirt, debris, and that doggie pet odor - your pet will feel fresh and revitalized.
Pets can have a wide variety of behavioral issues, from simple housetraining problems to severe anxiety and aggression issues. Galloway Village Veterinary is well qualified and experienced in diagnosing and addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from veterinary clinical medicine, behavioral medicine, and pet training.
Blood transfusion is a critically important service that can mean the difference between life and death for veterinary patients. Galloway Village Veterinary takes extreme care in performing this life saving procedure.
Galloway Village Veterinary offers worry-free and interactive boarding services for dogs and cats.
At Galloway Village Veterinary, we recognize that dental disease can lead to problems in the rest of the body. Reducing tartar and plaque reduces a reservoir of bacteria that is otherwise circulated to vital organs in the body, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Galloway Village Veterinary will be there for you when you need us. Our veterinarians and technical support staff are on premises working as a team with the expertise to respond to emergency calls and critical care situations.
You and your pet will benefit from Galloway Village Veterinary's well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products.
Galloway Village Veterinary offers full-service for all cats and dogs, no matter the size. You can now take care of all your pet's needs here at Galloway Village Veterinary.
Our staff of compassionate, caring professionals at Galloway Village Veterinary can help you through the painful experience of saying goodbye to a beloved pet.
Bringing a pet to the veterinarian's office can be a challenge for pet owners with limited mobility, restricted transportation, or commitments at home that make outside errands and other activities difficult. Galloway Village Veterinary is pleased to offer house-call services to accommodate special needs.
Lab work is vitally important to providing the best care possible for your pet. Galloway Village Veterinary utilizes both in-house and outside laboratories to give you the best options for your pet.
Microchipping is a safe, effective way to help ensure your pet's return to you if they ever get lost. Galloway Village Veterinary recommends microchipping as the most reliable form of identification for your pet.
Galloway Village Veterinary knows that nutrition plays a critical role in your pet's overall health and well-being. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health.
Experiencing pain can affect the body's physical functioning and can have a detrimental effect on a patient's well-being and state of mind. That's why pain management is among Galloway Village Veterinary's primary considerations when we are treating a pet for any medical condition.
Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet's health. The expert staff at Galloway Village Veterinary can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.
Puppy and kitten wellness visits provide an opportunity to discuss your new pet's recommended vaccine schedule and the best plan for parasite testing, treatment, and prevention with the technicians and vets at Galloway Village Veterinary.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Galloway Village Veterinary's radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management at Galloway Village Veterinary, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives.
Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet's life, so don't forget to keep your senior pet's scheduled wellness appointments at Galloway Village Veterinary. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet's daily routine can change as your pet ages.