PO Box 38025

Colorado Springs, CO 80937 US

(719) 685-1177

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Senior Pet Care

Loyal senior pets deserve the best in veterinary care. As your pet grows older, his/her health care needs change.  The age at which a pet is considered a “senior” varies by breed and species.  For small and medium sized canine breeds, their senior years begin between the ages of 8 and 9.  Large-breed dogs are considered to be senior at the age of 6. For our feline companions, they are considered to be senior between the ages of 9 and 10. 

The doctors and staff at Bear Creek Veterinary Care offer compassionate care for senior pets to minimize the effects of painful conditions related to the aging process, reduce the occurrence of debilitating disease, and add healthy years to your pet’s life. With quality veterinary care and a focus on healthy lifestyle choices, most pet owners find their old friend to be happier, more comfortable, and active for many years.

What to Look for in a Senior Pet

Preventative care is critical for all pets as they age.  Older pets may experience changes that are subtle and gradual, or they may come on suddenly - every pet is different. As a pet owner, you want to be aware of any change in your pet and bring that information to the attention of your veterinarian. Together, we will address the changes occurring to your loved one with you, and initiate treatment modalities as needed.

Positive Steps for Senior Pets

A practical approach to supporting the health and vigor of your aging pet includes nutrition, exercise, and regular dental care. You and your Bear Creek veterinarian will create a plan for your pet that may include the following:

  • Veterinary exams 3 times a year. 
  • Regular oral exams and dental cleanings.
  • Senior lab work, including blood screening, urinalysis, and parasite testing.
  • Hearing and eye exams. 
  • Diet and nutrition.                                                  
  • Exercise plan.

For senior pets with chronic problems, such as arthritis, we may include a pain management plan to keep your pet comfortable and active.

 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

7:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

7:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

7:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am

3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Just want to say a big thank you to bear creek veterinary! My dog was sick and even though they had a full schedule they were able to squeeze her in and treat her, they also called me the very next day as soon as they opened to see how she was feeling. Always wonderful, caring staff and the Veterinarians are wonderful!"
    Kaitlyn O.

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