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Posted on 09-04-2018

Senior Pets: What You Need To Know

Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, pets are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.  Regular veterinary wellness exams for your senior cat or dog become essential to their health as they age. Wellness exams at Wilderness Animal Hospital every 6 months can help detect and treat issues early.

The most common symptoms to look for in your senior pet are thirst, urination, and changes in appetite or energy. Other symptoms may include:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • House soiling (“accidents”)
  • Less interest in playing
  • Easily disturbed by loud sounds
  • Unusually aggressive behavior
  • Increased barking/meowing
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Confused or disoriented behavior
  • Increased wandering
  • Repeating the same actions
  • Not responding to voice commands
  • More grouchy or irritable than usual

When Does a Pet become a senior - age comparison chart

Is your pet 7+ years old? Are you noticing any signs of aging? It may be time for your pet’s senior wellness exam at Wilderness Animal Hospital. Book your pet’s appointment today!

Book your senior pet's wellness exam now

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Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am7:00pm
Tuesday7:30am7:00pm
Wednesday7:30am7:00pm
Thursday7:30am7:00pm
Friday7:30am7:00pm
Saturday8:00am5:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
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Doctor always on premises during hours of operation

Closed for staff meeting second Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 pm.

For after hours emergencies:

please call us, 425-432-9975 and follow the prompts to speak to a veterinary professional.  They will help triage your pet's condition and will help you decide if you need to be seen at an emergency facility or  if not, they will let us know to call you as soon as we are open.

For 24 hour emergency services we recommend:

 BluePearl Veterinary Partners (formerly ACCES) in Renton -

206-364-1660, then press 2
OR
Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland

425-823-9111

Testimonial

I really like the staff and our vet Melanie at Wilderness Animal Hospital,!they are very courteous and informative. I will be recommending this to all of my friends.

Mary G.
Maple Valley, WA

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