Senior Pet Care
in Memphis, TN


that pets age much more rapidly than humans? At McGehee Clinic for Animals, we consider pets aged seven years and older to be considered senior pets. Because they are more vulnerable to serious illness or disease, we recommend bringing your pet in for more frequent wellness exams so we can maintain their overall well-being and help you understand what to expect as they continue to age.

When was your senior pet’s last exam? Schedule an appointment at McGehee Clinic for Animals today!

or call us at (901) 682-5684.

Dog Years vs. Human Years

7 dog years = 44-56 years
10 dog years = 56-78 years
15 dog years = 76-115 years
20 dog years = 96-120 years

Cat Years vs. Human Years

7 cat years = 54 years
10 cat years = 63 years
15 cat years = 78 years
20 cat years = 97 years

Quality Care for Your Senior Companion

If your senior dog in Memphis, TN needs care, McGehee Clinic for Animals is here to help! Our team wants to ensure your senior dog, cat, or exotic pet receives the necessary care they need to thrive well into their golden years. Our senior pet care includes a physical exam, lab testing and providing appropriate vaccinations. We recommend scheduling bi-annual appointments for your pet so we can maintain their quality of life, provide you with peace of mind, and address any developing health problems such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Particular types of cancer

What Can I Do to Help My Senior Pet?

While we can provide necessary veterinary care for your senior pet at our animal hospital, there are also ways to help ease your pet’s transition into their golden years at home. Here are some tips to provide at-home care to your senior pet:

  • MOBILITY AIDS – Your pet may have an easier time getting around on rugs or carpet than slippery hardwood or tile floors. In addition, placing a ramp or step stool near the couch or bed can give your pet a boost when needed.
  • EXERCISE – Pets can benefit from exercise just like humans can. Senior pets especially gain from daily exercise, as it can improve their mood, aid in mobility, and ward off weight gain.
  • COMFORTABLE BEDDING – Think about purchasing a nice, cozy bed for your pet to snuggle up in at night or for a nap.
  • HEALTHY DIET – Nutrition is an important consideration for any pet’s health. Senior pets should receive food that is specifically formulated for their age group to aid with their digestion and ensure a proper caloric intake.
  • CAREFUL MONITORING – In between appointments, make sure to keep a close eye on your senior dog, cat, or exotic pet. If you notice any deviations in behavior, such as their eating, drinking, sleeping and bathroom routines, please let your veterinarian know.

Get the best care for your best friend.

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