Over the past several decades, our understanding of pet health and the aging process has exponentially grown thanks to veterinary studies and scientific research. As a result, we've realized that pets are living longer, healthier lives thanks to better nutrition, access to top-of-the-line veterinary care, and pet parents’ increased understanding of pet health. Most pets [...]
We know they say age is just a number, but that number does matter for dogs and cats. That’s because unlike people, they can’t tell us that their memories are fading, they’re having trouble hearing or seeing, or their stomachs aren’t handling their food as well as they used to. So once pets reach a [...]
Consistent wellness care is the key to good health for your pet. When your pet visits the veterinarian regularly, they can assess their ever-changing health, monitor any developing conditions, and make adjustments to their preventive care as needed. Our pet wellness care visits are tailored to your pet’s age, breed, and lifestyle so that no [...]
If you are a dog parent, you've heard this before - one year for your two-legged family member is equivalent to seven years for your four-legged family member. But how true is this? It turns out the math isn’t that simple. It is true that dogs age more rapidly than us humans – but several [...]
Always remember that age is not a disease. Even though pets may develop age-related issues, good veterinary and at-home care allows them to live active, happy, healthy, and pain-free lives well into their senior and geriatric years. Arthritis in Older Pets As our beloved pets age, we can easily spot the greying coat of fur [...]
Senior pets are absolutely beautiful. All of their love, wisdom, and loyalty is wrapped up into one precious, grey-haired face. Let’s see your senior pets! Please post pics on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram by using #WVGPets. Let’s spread the love of pets in their golden years – because they deserve it.
Typically this is a joyous time of year, but it can also be one of additional stressors due to travel, family coming together, obligations to attend parties, and just the hustle and bustle of the season. If you have a geriatric pet it can make for some anxious days on top of all that. Here [...]
When does a pet become ‘old’? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pets are living longer now than they ever have before due to improved veterinary care and dietary habits. One consequence of this is that pets, along with their owners and veterinarians, are faced with a whole new set of age-related conditions. In [...]