Senior Pet Wellness

As dogs and cats get older, they need more attention and special care. Our senior wellness program can help your pet remain fit and healthy as he or she ages and help us catch any potential problems earlier, when they’re easier to treat or manage. Regular veterinary exams can actually help your pet live longer, too!

Diagnosing diseases and certain conditions early is important throughout a pet’s life, but it becomes even more critical when your dog or cat enters his or her senior years. The risks of arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hormone disorders, and kidney and liver problems all increase with age. In addition, dogs and cats may not show any signs of even serious diseases until they are quite advanced.

Senior status varies depending on your pet’s breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, and cats generally live longer than dogs. We can help you determine what life stage your pet is in.

Before your dog or cat reaches senior status, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a baseline exam and diagnostic workup. This will give us a record of what’s normal for your pet so we can keep track of any changes. In most cases, we suggest this checkup for when your dog turns 7 years of age or your cat turns 8 years of age. Thereafter, your senior pet will benefit from more frequent veterinary exams and diagnostic testing.

We can treat many symptoms that are commonly attributed to age, including those associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (similar to Alzheimer’s in humans). We can also improve your pet’s quality of life in many ways: by identifying and preventing or reducing pain, recommending an appropriate nutrition and exercise plan, and suggesting environmental modifications to keep your pet comfortable.

We will tailor a senior wellness plan to your pet’s individual needs. If you have any questions, we would be happy to discuss our senior wellness program in more detail. Call us today to schedule your pet’s exam!

 

Doctors Appointment Hours

 

Monday: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

( illness and follow up appointments only)

Monday:  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Tuesday: Dental 8:30 am to 2:00 pm Only

 

Tuesday: Appointments 3:00 pm to 6:30pm

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Wednesday: We are closed for Surgery

 

Thursday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

(illness and follow up)

Thursday: 1:30 to 6:15 pm

( wellness and vaccinces)

 

Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

( illness and follow up appointments only)

Friday: 2:00pm to 4:30 pm

(wellness and vaccines)

 

Bussines Hours for medication and food pick up are as followed.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Friday 9:00 -4:00pm

Pick up for Perscriptions or food is no longer same day you order.

Please ask what day medication will be ready to pick-up.

 

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

 

We all agree that our pets are family member(s).

When they need to see a doctor, we can’t rest until they have the care they deserve.

 

  Thank you,

   Dr. Royster

 


Haverford Animal Hospital

Our hours have changed and we request that if you are unable to keep your appointment that you call us with a 24 hour notice to avoid a fee of $25.00 and  that we can help other pets in need and give them that appointment.

We are grateful that you have chosen us for your pet care medical needs

 

Thank you