What are the Concerns for Geriatric Patients
Problems facing this age group are the same as the senior patients but they become more pronounced.
This age group is almost always on medication, often multiple medications at a time. Owners are sometimes resistant to the thought of treating their pets with these medications.
However, these drugs may make the difference between living and living comfortably. Geriatric patients sleep a lot, but it can be difficult to tell the difference between this as a normal aging change and sleeping due to pain or illness.
We can help families tell the difference through careful questioning, physical exams, and testing.
We can help you navigate the decisions on what is reasonable and what makes good sense for you and your pet. See our section on Euthanasia for more.