Veterinary Services

Senior Pet Care

Southern Hills Animal Clinic understands the unique needs of senior pets and is committed to providing compassionate and tailored care to ensure their golden years are filled with comfort and well-being.

Senior Pet Care in Custer, SD

As our beloved pets age, their needs evolve, and their health requires special attention. At Southern Hills Animal Clinic in Custer, SD, our commitment to senior pet care focuses on maintaining a high quality of life for your aging companions.

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When is Senior Pet Care Necessary?

Early Transition to Senior Care
Transitioning to senior pet care typically occurs around the age of 7 for most dogs and cats. However, larger breeds may be considered seniors at an earlier age. Early initiation of senior care allows for a smoother transition and proactive health management.

Signs of Aging
If you notice changes in your pet’s behavior, mobility, or overall well-being, it may be time to consider senior pet care. Common signs of aging include stiffness, changes in appetite, and alterations in sleep patterns.

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Benefits of Senior Pet Care

Early Detection of Health Issues
Senior pet care emphasizes proactive measures, including regular check-ups and diagnostics. This approach enables us to detect potential health issues early, allowing for prompt treatment and improved quality of life for your aging pet.

Pain Management and Comfort
Aging pets may experience discomfort due to conditions like arthritis. Our senior pet care includes strategies for pain management and measures to enhance your pet’s overall comfort.

Tailored Care Plans
Recognizing that each senior pet is unique, our veterinarians create individualized care plans based on factors such as breed, size, and health history. This personalized approach ensures your aging pet receives the specific attention they need.

Veterinary Services in Custer, SD

Pet Anesthesia

Pet Boarding

Pet Critical Care

Pet House Calls

Pet Microchipping

Pet Radiology

Pet Behavioral Medicine

Pet Routine Surgeries

Pet Fully Stocked Pharmacy

Pet Laboratory

Pet Wellness Exams

Senior Pet Care

Pet Blood Transfusions

Pet Dental Care

Pet Hospice Services

Pet Laser Therapy

Puppy and Kitten Care

Pet Surgery

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Parasite Prevention