As Your Pet Ages, Their Healthcare Needs Change

At Carroll County Animal Hospital, we recommend additional annual healthcare screenings to detect otherwise silent diseases.

Kidney failure is the most common disease seen in cats. Early in this disease, there are no clinical signs that families would notice, but a simple blood test can catch an otherwise silent killer.

Glaucoma is another disease that con have no outward signs and results in the rapid onset of blindness. Simply checking the intraocular pressures annually can detect consistent elevated pressures and preventative treatments can be started.

With our senior patients we recommend annual physical examinations, complete blood count, chemistry profile, and checking intraocular pressures.