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Senior Wellness

Like People, dogs and cats are living longer.  We all cherish the companionship of our furry friends.  It is important that we help ensure these extended years are the happiest and healthiest possible.  By working closely with our veterinarians, you can make a significant difference in the life of your senior pet.

There are a growing number of ways we can help "slow the clock" and promote healthy, long lives for our senior pets.

Diagnostic "Senior at 7" Wellness Exams

Several non-invasive tests and procedures performed regularly can help your veterinarian detect early-stage disease when control or even prevention is possible and more cost effective.  Senior at Seven Wellness Exams also provide a baseline from which your veterinarian can measure changes.  These tests include: 

  • Complete physical / Orthopedic Exam
  • Complete Blood Count / Chemistry Profile
  • Complete Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • Fecal Exam

Frequent Examinations

While an annual physical exam may be sufficient for your younger pets, we would ideally like to see your older pets every 6 months.  For a cat this represents 4-6 years in the life of a human, and for a dog this represents 5-8 years!  Special attention at this visit is paid to your pets teeth and gums, skin and coat, heart, lungs, kidneys, digestive system, eyes and joints.  Annual laboratory tests can detect the onset of disease or abnormal health conditions.

Nutrition/Environment

A proper diet and suitable environment are critical to your pets continued health and comfort.  We can help advise you on modifications for your aging pet.  This may include a special diet based on your pets specific needs, or an exercise regiment for your senior pet.

Medication

Conditions such as arthritis are very common disorders in older pets, and most pets are very good at hiding when they are in pain.  New medications are now available that are both safe and effective for pain management, Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and other age related diseases.

Senior Wellness Checklist

This checklist can help you observe behaviors and symptoms that may indicate a potential health problem in your senior pet.  If your pet is experiencing one or more of these signs please inform us.  Even if you do not feel that your pet needs to be seen we can make note of it in their chart.  Our goal with the Senior at Seven Wellness Exam is to maintain the highest quality of life for the longest possible time.  Together, we can make the senior years the most rewarding you and your dog have ever shared.

  1. Change in water consumption
  2. Change in appetite
  3. Lethargic or depressed (listless behavior)
  4. Difficulty getting up from a resting position
  5. Reluctant to go up or down stairs
  6. Limping, Walking on three legs
  7. Change in urine production (watch carefully for increased urination)
  8. Constipation
  9. Change in attitude (irritability)
  10. Change in sleep pattern
  11. Noticeable decrease in vision
  12. Vomiting
  13. Diarrhea
  14. Weight gain / Weight loss
  15. Bad breath or drooling
  16. Lumps and bumps on the skin
  17. Excessive panting
  18. Breathing heavily or rapidly at rest

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Office Hours

If you have an after hours emergency, please contact Purdue Small Animal Emergency Services at 765-496-7911.

Creekside Animal Wellness Center

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Creekside Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Two convenient locations. The Vets are kind and caring. I have used them for more than 20 years. I trust them to care for my pet. We had our dog spayed and all the normal care. They are great about sending reminders for shots and other things care updates."
    Helen W.
  • "The vets and vet techs at Creekside Animal Hospital are very nice. They do what they can to make your animal feel special given the circumstances. They are transparent with their prices and make things easy by setting up appointments over the phone or in person. I will definitely be back to Creekside Animal Hospital as they truly want to see the best recovery for each animal."
    Patrick R.
  • "The staff at Creekside are AMAZING and honest and full of love!"
    Natalie F.
  • "This was our first time to visit Creekside. Do to the Corona Virus we needed to pull into the parking lot and call to let them know we were there. To my surprise the Doctor came to the car in person. I must say that I had a very good impression of her. I was very satisfied with the service we received there. After she completed the exam she called us to explain the results of the exam and answer any questions we had. At this time I would recommend them highly."
    Robert J.
  • "We have been coming to Creekside for 4 years now. I could not imagine going anywhere else! They have always been very patient with all of our questions & they were all very supportive when our dogs helped themselves to a bag of chocolate. I always know that when I have to leave our furbabies at Creekside for the day that will be well taken care of."
    Cooper, Cohen & Fatboy