Fraser Valley Animal Hospital

2633 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E2

(604)854-2313

www.fvah.ca

Senior Pet Wellness

Do you have a cat or small dog who is 10 or older, or a large dog 8 or older? Well then you are the proud owner of a senior who needs a little extra care. Your pet may appear healthy and still youthful but there can be hidden problems and if dealt with early can add years to your pet’s life.

We recommend a senior screen every 12 months, which includes blood pressure, ECG (for the heart) and an annual chemistry and CBC screen.

Did you know senior pets need to have their nails trimmed more frequently.  We commonly see our senior pets with overgrown nails or nails grown into pads.  If you are uncomfortable trimming nails we can teach you or do them for you.  Every 11th nail trim is free – pick up your nail trim card today!

 

FVAH Senior Health Questionnaire

Our pet companions can be considered senior pets as early as seven years old. Due to their relatively shorter lifespan compared to humans, the aging process can progress quite rapidly. By answering the following simple questions, together we can identify certain disease processes early on, allowing earlier intervention and slow down or reversal of progression, thus extending healthy quality life of your beloved companion.

Senior Health Questionnaire Form

Client Name
First Name
Last Name
Patient Name

Patient Age

Patient Breed

Difficulty Climbing stairs
Yes
No


Difficulty jumping up
Yes
No


Increased stiffness or limping
Yes
No


Loss of housetraining
Yes
No


Increased thirst
Yes
No


Increased urination
Yes
No


Changes in activity level
Yes
No


Excessive panting
Yes
No


Other changes in breathing pattern
Yes
No


Coughing
Yes
No


Circling or other repetitive movements
Yes
No


Aimlessly wanders or paces
Yes
No


Follows you everywhere
Yes
No


Less interaction with family
Yes
No


Decreased responsiveness
Yes
No


Appears lost in yard or house
Yes
No


Sleeps more during the day
Yes
No


Stares into space or at walls
Yes
No


Sleeps less at night
Yes
No


Increased vocalization
Yes
No


Increased anxiety
Yes
No


Increased aggression or irritablity
Yes
No


Changes in skin and/or coat
Yes
No


New lumps and/or bumps
Yes
No


Excessive scratching
Yes
No


Muscle tremors or shaking
Yes
No


Less enthusiastic greetings
Yes
No


Increased appetite
Yes
No


Decreased appetite
Yes
No


Vomiting
Yes
No


Changes in bowel movements
Yes
No


Weight loss
Yes
No


Weight gain
Yes
No


Difficulty hearing
Yes
No


Vision problems
Yes
No


Difficulty chewing/playing with toys
Yes
No


Bad breath
Yes
No


The name and brand of food I feed my pet is:

My pet eats people food
Never
Occassionally
Frequently


Is your pet on monthly flea prevention?
Yes
No


If so, which kind?


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