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Hanford Veterinary Hospital

Senior Care

As your pet grows older, his or her health needs change, as does your pet's overall veterinary care.


Health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, dental disease, heart health, and cancer are just a few of the issues that may arise as your beloved pet earns his or her senior status.

At Hanford Veterinary Hospital, we have been caring for the senior pets of the Hanford, Lemoore, and surrounding areas for nearly 70 years and know how to help you and your pet get the most out of his or her golden years. From helping you design a proper nutrition and exercise plan to helping you find creative ways to keep your pet comfortable in his or her old age, our compassionate staff is here to help.

As your pet ages, it is important to be mindful of changes is your pet's behavior, appetite (including water consumption), sleep patterns, and mobility. These considerations are indicators that something may be amiss and are good reasons to contact us for a diagnostic health screening.

In an effort to keep the vim and vigor in your senior pet, we recommend the following preventive care:

  • Veterinary exams twice a year (more, if your pet has been diagnosed with a chronic condition)

  • Regular dental exams and cleanings

  • Hearing and eye exams

  • Lab screenings, including blood work, urinalysis, and parasite testing

  • Pain assessment

  • Nutrition and exercise evaluation and management

Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns—we are happy to be of service.