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Senior Pet Care

Just like us, as our animals get older they need more frequent visits to the veterinarian to allow for early detection and treatment of problems that can commonly occur in older animals.

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Senior Dog Care

How do you know when your dog is considered a senior? This is important to know as senior pets tend to have different care requirements than younger pets.

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Pup Jaspers and his battle with kidney disease

Let me start by saying this is not a sad story.  It is an educational story about what can happen to our pets as they age, and the options we have to make a difference.  In December of last year (2014), my 14-year-old silky terrier mix, Jasper, was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease.  We […]

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Euthanasia – Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

McLean Animal Hospital celebrates senior pets and raising awareness about this very unique life stage. However, it dawned on me we have yet to discuss a very important topic; the subject of euthanasia. Over the years, I have watched many loving pet owners kiss and pat their beloved pet for the last time. I have […]

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Buffy the Senior Dog

I’m writing this blog to help owners understand why we, at Mclean Animal Hospital, recommend surgery if required at any age of pet!  Truth is, your pet is never too old for surgery.  Of course, your senior pet may have health concerns where anesthetic would not be recommended.  This can happen with young pets too, […]

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe from Wildlife

Wildlife and pets don’t always mix, and it can be difficult to foresee any issues with wildlife because typically pets aren’t in contact with wild animals.

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