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1140 McGee Dr. Norman, Oklahoma 73069 | Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Ph: 405-329-0181 | reception@mcgeestreet.com

1140 McGee Dr. Norman, Oklahoma 73069 | Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM | Ph: 405-329-0181 | reception@mcgeestreet.com

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Senior Care

Senior Care

Itโ€™s been said that age is an issue of mind over matter: if you donโ€™t mind, it doesnโ€™t matter. Luckily, most pets donโ€™t mind getting older, but what matters is that they have regular veterinary care to ensure they stay as healthy and comfortable as they can for as long as possible.

Since pets age much faster than we do, that means illness and disease progress faster as well. Thatโ€™s why McGee Street Animal Hospital encourages you to bring your senior pet for exams and blood tests twice each year. This way, we can track how your pet is aging, and weโ€™ll be more likely to catch any developing diseases before theyโ€™re big problems.

Blood tests are one of the most important parts of a senior exam. These blood screeningsโ€”often referred to as a โ€œsenior panelโ€โ€” monitor red and white blood cell counts and reveal how well the kidney, liver, pancreas, and thyroid are functioning.

Periodontal disease is always a threat to our petsโ€™ health and comfort, and itโ€™s particularly tough on older pets. Thatโ€™s why a dental exam is always part of any senior pet screening as well.

Finally, make sure to let your vet know about any behavior changes in your pet. Monitoring for signs of cognitive dysfunction is very important, and can include things like losing housebreaking, getting lost, wandering aimlessly or being fascinated by Murder, She Wrote reruns. (Weโ€™re kidding about that last oneโ€”all pets love Angela Lansbury, and rightly so.)

Let us help your senior pet make the best of their golden years! Request an appointment online or call us at 405-329-0181.