Contrary to Popular Belief, It’s Never too Late to Alter the Future Health of Your Pet…
ESPECIALLY if Your Pet is 7 Years and Older...
I think we can all agree as pet parents that pets are family, and nothing is more important to us than giving them the longest, happiest, healthiest life possible, right?
Even when our pets reach the older years of seven and above (7+ is considered “senior”), there are still so many things you do right now as a pet parent to help optimize their health, longevity, vitality, and overall well-being.
I want to make something crystal clear to every pet parent out there when it comes to their pet’s health and well-being:
It’s NEVER too late to start making positive changes in your pet’s routine to optimize their health and happiness.
Depending on how old your pet is, these little changes can make a huge impact...adding months or even years to your pet’s life.
What we do as pet parents RIGHT NOW affects not only the length but the quality of our pet's life.
I get a lot of questions from pet parents in the clinic on how to care for their senior pet, as their needs shift as they get older...
The level and type of care for different age stages vary for our pets. For both cats and dogs. Care for a puppy or kitten is vastly different from the care a senior dog or cat needs.
So what can you do as a pet parent to ensure you are giving your senior pet every possible advantage to living the best life possible?
First and foremost, proactive preventive care. Just like humans, senior dogs and cats are usually more at risk and susceptible to illness, disease, obesity, etc. than compared to younger pets.
Tip 1: Examine your pet every month by performing a physical exam that will allow you to detect anything out of the ordinary.
Tip 2: Exercise is also extremely important for senior pets (in preventing obesity and sustaining mobility), however, keep in mind many senior pets have already experienced prior injuries in the past so special care and attention needs to be taken when developing an exercise plan for pets with prior injury or illness.
Tip 3: What you feed your pet (at any age) will 100% affect their health and longevity. Feeding your pet a fresh, whole-food diet (or as close to it as you can) is not only beneficial for them in the short term, it's beneficial in the LONG term as well.
The best ways to extend a pet’s life has also been an important topic I’ve discussed with pet parents in my holistic care clinic in regards to senior pets.
How do you know what to keep track of when it comes to your senior pet?
What behavior changes should you watch out for?
What about pet insurance? And is it worth investing in, and is it too late to enroll after your pet turns 7?
What do you do if you find a bump or lump on your pet?
Take it from someone who’s been practicing veterinary medicine for over 15+ years…
There are definitely proactive measures you can take and take very good care of your senior pet.
There are also things that you can start doing to optimize their overall health and well-being that you may not even know about.
This is why I created the Aging Pet Optimal Health course. In it, I guide pet parents on how to best care for their aging pet, how to best prevent potential medical problems, integrating proactive care routines, revealing preventative care tips, and overall best practices to help extend your pet’s lifespan so they can be here with you as long as possible.
I’ve taken the most popular topics and questions discussed with pet parents just like you in my holistic care clinic and packaged them all up in an easy-to-follow course for those pet parents who can’t see me in person for only $79.
For under the cost of an average vet office visit, you’ll get my complete course covering everything mentioned above PLUS….
- The head-to-toe senior pet baseline exam: how to perform this exam on your senior pet once a month right at home
- Vital nutritional guidelines for pets as they age and supplement recommendations
- What to do if you find a bump or lump on your pet… what’s normal and what needs medical attention
- Vaccinations... what is necessary and when to stop vaccinating your pet
- How and when to incorporate appropriate exercise into your pet’s routine
- What to track for your senior pet to increase their overall health and longevity
- Which behavior changes to watch out for in your senior pet (as some may indicate a health concern)
- Pet health insurance…how to know if its right for you and your pet and some tips you must know about when enrolling your pet
- How to check your senior pet’s fur, skin, eyes, and ears for early detection of potential issues and health concerns
- Holistic health remedies for pets that most pet parents don’t know are available
- The best stress-free approach to introducing new pets to your aging pet
- Much more!
In this course, I’ve also included (as my gift to you), my Aging Pet Guide (value of $37) that contains important topics and resources for any pet parent with an aging pet.
- Senior pet care checklist
- Dental care tips for your senior pet
- Holistic pet care resources
- How to choose the right veterinarian
- Complementary and alternative care options that can contribute significantly to the length and quality of your pet’s life.