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Senior Pet Care

Our veterinary team services the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Clinton hill, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Prospect Gardens, Cobble Hill, Bushwick, and beyond.

We are committed to providing lifelong veterinary care to each and every patient. We have years of experience with older cats and dogs, and we work hard to make the most of your pet's later years, by targeting their needs throughout the aging process.

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Personalized Senior Veterinary Care

Every pet's medical, dietary, and lifestyle needs will change as they get older. Most dogs and cats will need more frequent wellness exams, because early detection and treatment is even more important as their bodies become aged. Unfortunately, the possibility of behavioral disorders, metabolic disease, pain, mobility issues, cancer and weight fluctuations are not uncommon in senior patients. At the Clinton Hill Animal Clinic, we are committed to providing the vital care, treatment, compassion, and client communication necessary to bring about the best outcome concerning the entire family.

House Calls for Senior Pets

We put your pets first at Clinton Hill Animal Clinic; therefore we understand that it may not always be feasible to bring your pet into the office for a visit. Whether it involves accommodating your work or travel schedule or catering to your need for privacy or for reducing stress on the patient, by not transporting him or her, we can provide in home senior pet care. Call to find out if our house call service is available in your area.

Our Geriatric Pet Care Service in Brooklyn

The staff members at Clinton Hill Animal Clinic make sure that every aspect of your pet's care is high-quality and provided with love. We offer senior wellness protocols with twice yearly thorough examinations. We also take the time to deliver relevant up-to-date client education, thereby partnering with out pet parents to foster disease prevention. In addition, appropriate diagnostic testing enables us to succeed at both early detection of looming disease states and long term maintenance of chronic conditions, second options and individually customized surgeries address the unique needs of each and every patient. Call the Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn for an appointment with confidence. You will experience the caring, professional, high-quality service that your treasured senior pets deserve.

Some of our senior pet health services include the following:

  • Wellness Care & Preventive Medicine - You will receive regular timely reminders from the Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn to follow up with keeping your pet healthy. This may include vaccinations, regulating your pets weight, flea and tick prevention, monitoring blood pressure or tear production, monitoring skin, hair coat, and nail quality, evaluating joint mobility, prescribing nutritional supplements, submitting diagnostic tests to screen for diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hormonal imbalances, hidden cardiac conditions, digestive abnormalities, internal parasites and more
  • Diagnosing and Managing Chronic Diseases – As pet’s age, they may experience diminished or accelerated function of their internal organs or hormones. This can result in diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, seizures and some cancers. In cases such as these, quality of life and survival times depends on accurately diagnosing the conditions. The first step is to get a detailed history of what the concerns are. After that, a thorough physical examination could yield vital information. Next, we may recommend judicious diagnostic tests such as digital x-rays, ultra sound, blood work, blood pressure readings and biopsies to confirm the diagnosis and prognosis of the condition.  Finally, we forge a committed partnership between our veterinarians and the pet parents to give medication, run follow-tests and communicate frequently on behalf of the patient. At the Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn, we have a very high success rate of managing chronic disease states in our geriatric patients.
  • Senior Pet Dental Care – Oral hygiene plays a big role in your pet's overall physical wellbeing. Just as in people, halitosis, plaque, tarter, painful gingivitis, and tooth decay could make your pets life miserable. Periodontal disease could also lead to tooth loss, bone infection, and it risks damage to internal organs. Therefore, it is very important to schedule regular dental exams and cleanings. The veterinarians at the Clinton Hill Animal Clinic in Brooklyn use state of the art dental cleaning equipment. We also dispense great oral health products to keep teeth and gums healthy between professional cleaning.
  • Soft Tissue Surgery – Our veterinary team has experience with fulfilling a variety or surgical needs in our senior patients. Removal of tumors, retrieval of bladder stones, repairing lacerations, draining abscesses, reconstructive surgery, and spays and neuters are just some of the procedures that we commonly perform. Customized anesthesia, monitoring of vital signs and pain management are also a top priority for our seniors. Our veterinarians in Brooklyn understand that surgical emergencies do arise. We encourage you to bring your seniors into out veterinary clinic for regular checkups that may lead to early detection and more favorable surgical outcomes.

Contact Clinton Hill Animal Clinic today at 718-623-3999 to schedule an appointment for your senior pet! 

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day."
    Thanks again. -Estelle P.
  • "Dear Pamella, We want to thank all of you so much, not only for the loving care and consideration you showed us last Thursday when we had to say goodbye to Gericho but also for all the years of check-ups and other crisis' that we went through with him. We know it was your good efforts that allowed him to live a full and vigorous 16 years that gave us so much pleasure. Please know that we have always found your staff to be so courteous and helpful all these years."
    Thank you. -Cathy W.
  • "Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff."
    John L.
  • "Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R"
    Vernell R.

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