November is Senior Awareness Month

Generally, smaller breeds of dogs live longer than large breeds and cats live longer than dogs. The lifespan will vary with each individual and your veterinarian will be able to help determine what stage of life your furry friend is in. Keep in mind some small dog breeds may be considered senior at 10-13 years of age, while giant breeds are classified as seniors at an age as young as 5. Your veterinarian is your best source for more information to determine when your pet reaches the golden years.

10 tips for keeping your Senior Pet Happy and Healthy

1.) Visit the vet every 6 months for geriatric exams

2.) Be aware of sensory changes

3.) Care for your pet's teeth

4.) Give your pet proper nutrition

5.) Feed high-quality food

6.) Do not overfeed

7.) Encourage moderate exercise

8.) Take care of their joints

9.) Care for your pet's skin and coat

10.) Keep your pet's life comfortable and stable

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819 Laukapu St. Hilo, HI 96720

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808-935-7387
808-935-4532
receptionist.avc@gmail.com

Monday through Friday:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed
We will have some available Saturdays during the month. Contact our office for available Saturday dates

Sunday: Closed

If you are needing emergency services, please contact our

Office at (808) 935-7387 during office hours or

Emergency phone at (808) 430-1339 via text or call outside of business hours.

We cannot guarantee service as we only have one doctor-on-call, but she will get back to you if she is available. We thank you for your continued patronage as we continue to provide compassionate pet care for the Hilo community.
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