Senior Pets 

As your pets get older you will recognise the need for more regular health checks

Age related conditions include the well known ones such as arthritis and heart failure, but it is also important to recognise that several conditions can occur simultaneously and compromised kidneys and liver may mean that certain drugs either cannot be used or the dosage rate should be altered.

Health checks are carried out at the time of your pet’s annual vaccination but additional check ups may be needed for many aging animals.

After taking a thorough history we can carry out a full clinical examination including weight checks and we can then decide if any further tests are needed. these can be done as 6 monthly health checks which are included in our pet health plans.

Our practice laboratories have trained staff and are fully equipped to do a wide range of tests with results available within just a few hours.

Conditions such as over active thyroid and high blood pressure are common in elderly cats and can be life threatening. However these conditions are easily diagnosed and usually can be successfully treated.

Owners are often alarmed by the various 'lumps and bumps' which occur with increasing frequency in older pets, we can usually take a small sample known as a fine needle aspirate from a conscious animal while you wait. This enables us to make a diagnosis and either put your mind at ease or recommend further action.

In addition to our laboratory facilities and blood pressure monitor, our diagnostic equipment includes up to date digital radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy, all of which are useful and safe to use in the senior pet.


Senior Health Programmes

Please click on the links below to view/download information about our senior health programmes for dogs & cats.

Senior Dog Health Programme
Senior Cat Health Programme

 
The Droitwich Veterinary Surgery
36 Hanbury Road
Droitwich
WR9 8PW

Tel: 01905 773 262
Fax: 01905 796 179
Email: droitwich@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 8.30am until 6.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am until 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am until 12 noon

All consultations are by appointment
The Claines Veterinary Clinic
238 Ombersley Road
Worcester
WR3 7HB

Tel: 01905 453 007
Fax: 01905 755 985
Email: claines@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 8.30am until 6.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am until 12 noon

All consultations are by appointment
The Webbs Veterinary Clinic
Worcester Road
Droitwich
WR9 0DG

Tel: 01527 861771
Email: webbs@mbgvet.com

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 9.00am until 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am until 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am until 4.300pm

All consultations are by appointment