Protect Your Pet

Pet Senior Care In Knoxville, TN

Also serving Halls Crossroads, Powell, Fountain City & Heiskell

It may seem like only yesterday that your pet was a playful puppy or curious kitten, but your pet’s health needs change as they age.

Just like humans, pets need to visit their doctors more often as they get older to keep them healthy. For senior pets, prevention is important. Arthritis, skin conditions, difficulty with hearing or vision, kidney disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism are common among senior pets.

Routine checkups, blood work, and other health screenings are important parts of their routine medical care. By detecting, treating, and preventing problems before they become life-threatening, we can help to extend the life of your pet. We will work with you to design treatment plans, dietary changes, and modifications to your pet’s home environment to improve the quality of life for your pet.

Dr Sherrod and staff member holding patient at clinic

A complete senior workup includes the following:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Full Lab-Work That Includes a Chemistry Panel, Complete Blood Count, Thyroid Level, Heartworm and Tick-Borne Disease Testing, and a Urinalysis.
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Chest X-Rays
  • Abdominal X-Rays
  • Weight Assessment & Body Condition Score

Frequently Asked Questions

How "Old" Is My Pet?

Your pet's age and weight determine when he or she is a senior. Refer to the chart below.

Dog & Cat Age Graph