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Elder Care

Advances in veterinary medicine and science have made it possible for companion animals to enjoy long, happy, and healthy lives. As pets get older, however, their needs change and they often require extra attention and medical care. The elder pet care services at Westside Animal Hospital are designed to address the specific needs of animals who have reached their golden years.

Generally speaking, a cat is considered to be a senior by the age of 9 and a dog by the age of 7. At this point in their lives, it is absolutely essential that they receive regular physical exams and routine diagnostic testing. This enables us to identify any potential age-related health concerns so that we can address them in the most timely and effective manner. 

Some conditions that commonly affect senior pets include:

  • Arthritis 
  • Obesity 
  • Diabetes 
  • Dementia
  • Thyroid imbalances
  • Behavioral changes 
  • Mobility issues
  • Kidney, heart, and liver disease
  • Tumors and cancer 

Fortunately, many age-related health problems can be prevented and/or easily managed. The team at Westside Animal Hospital is ready to partner with you in helping your seasoned pet enjoy a truly amazing life. Contact us today to schedule a senior exam and health evaluation today. 

Westside Animal Hospital


1454 US Hwy 80 East
Pooler, GA 31322

Also serving Savannah, GA and surrounding areas.


Phone: 912-964-7102


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 7am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 2pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm

Appointments available
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat

Lynda Jenkins
Lynda Jenkins
23:31 09 Jun 23
This was my first visit and I am happy with the vet and the attention they gave my cat Lucy..she is afraid of strangers yet she didn't pitch a fit ..she let them handle her with no problems and her not being stressed is highly important...I don't see her eye watering after one dose of drops and after 2 doses of antibiotics she has not sneezed..the meds are 10days but the Dr definitely knows his stuff
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