14831 SW Teal Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97007
Like people, pets are living longer. This is great news! We all treasure the companionship we share with our pets. We hope to provide them with the longest, happiest lives possible.
How old is your pet in people years?
Caring for your senior pet means more than treating problems as they arise. Preventive care is the most important component of healthcare in all of the life stages. At the senior life stage, changes in physical condition and behavior inevitably occur.
What signs should I look for in my senior pet?
Change in water consumption (especially an increase)
Vomiting or diarrhea
Change in appetite
Change in weight
Lethargy or depression
Bad breath or difficulty eating
Change in urine production (especially an increase)
Loss of housetraining (dogs) / change in litter box habits (cats)
What can my veterinarian do?
Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital recommends a Senior Wellness Program for all pets over seven years of age. The non-invasive tests in the program help us care for your pet in two ways. First, this program can identify possible health problems before they become life-threatening. Early testing and detection of medical problems allows for a more favorable outcome, or prognosis, and more cost-effective options. Second, these tests will provide a baseline with which your veterinarian can measure changes should your dog become ill in the future.
Detect early signs of disease such as periodontal disease, obesity, heart disease, cataracts, arthritis, and cancer
Identify liver, kidney, pancreatic and thyroid disease, anemia, and cancer
Identify kidney disease and failure, infections, and diabetes
Blood pressure measurement
High blood pressure may lead to strokes, eye or kidney disease
Screening for glaucoma
Detect heart and lung disease, arrhythmias, enlarged organs, and cancer
The Goal of Senior Care
The goal of senior care is simple. We want to help you maintain the highest quality of life for your cat and thereby enhance the bond that we all share. Together, we can make the senior years the most rewarding years for you and your cat to share with each other.