Aging Pet Care
Veterinary Nutrition & Proper Diet for Optimal Pet Wellness
Proper nutrition is an important component of your pet’s wellness regime. We will help you make healthful adjustments to your pet’s diet based on his or her age, weight, activity level, and the existence of any special medical conditions. Observing your pet’s eating habits and fluctuations in weight and appearance are critical in the early detection of medical conditions, and any significant changes should be reported to your veterinarian. We have a large variety of prescription and non-prescription diets, and we can special order a diet for your pet if we do not carry it.
Life stage diets
Our veterinarians can help you provide the nutrition your pet needs for every stage of his or her life. We want your pet to live a long and happy life, and nutrition is an important factor in that.
Nutritional counseling and education
Our veterinarians can evaluate your pet’s current diet and will help you select a balanced diet that will meet your pet’s specific needs. We will also discuss with you how to prevent certain diseases through a balanced diet.
Pain Management and Relief for Your Pet
Multiple research studies have shown, both in humans as well as pets, the positive effects of reducing pain on the overall health and healing process. Our approach to pain management for our patients is rooted in our philosophy for compassionate care. We not only understand how difficult it is to watch a beloved pet suffer, but also we make it our priority to minimize or eliminate pain and discomfort in all of our patients. We will teach you how to recognize the signs of pain and discomfort in your pet and help you choose the best medicines and therapies to minimize pain.
Some of the key points of our pain management program are:
- Each patient receives an individualized pain treatment plan that is specifically tailored to his or her health status. We utilize a balanced, multi-modal pain management technique if needed—a strategy that uses the synergistic effects of several pain medications together to achieve better control of pain. This significantly lowers side effects and results in better management and reduction of pain in your pet.
- Adjunct methods of rehabilitation therapy and acupuncture are also available to manage senior pain through our affiliation with PAWS for Rehabilitation.
Traditional and Complementary Pet Cancer Treatment and Veterinary Oncology
There are more oncology options than ever before, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, nutritional support, acupuncture, and clinical trials. Cancer poses a significant risk to pets, particularly to aging and geriatric animals. Early cancer diagnoses and proper treatment can improve your pet’s quality of life and help him or her to live longer with fewer complications. You can be proactive in your pet’s well-being by observing your pet and reporting any physical and behavioral changes you see to your veterinarian. Remember that allowing us an opportunity to detect problems early gives your pet the best chance at successful treatment and recovery.
Our oncology services include cancer screening, therapy, and surgery. Great Neck Veterinary Clinic veterinarians will provide you with information about your pet’s condition and discuss which proven treatment options will most benefit your pet. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend that you consult an oncology specialist and will provide you with a referral.
We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your pet. We want to assure you that our primary goal is to enhance your pet’s quality of life and provide the most appropriate treatment solutions to fight the disease.