Senior Pet Wellness

All Friends Veterinary Hospital Offers Senior Pet Wellness Care

As pets age, you may notice signs of slowing down. They may not jump up on the bed or sofa to sit beside you as easily. They may have diminished appetite or may put on weight. They may groan as they get up from sitting. Or you may suspect a loss of vision or hearing. These are common signs of pet aging that mean you should start giving your pet a little more attention. At All Friends Veterinary Hospital in East Islip, NY, we can help you provide optimum care for your senior pet.


What is Senior Pet Wellness Care?

Senior wellness visits give the veterinarian an opportunity to look at your aging pet’s overall condition for small signs that may need treatment. The vet will evaluate your pet’s weight, temperature, coat condition, ears, eyes, throat, and movement. This is a good time to update vaccinations that protect your pet from disease and to discuss preventive care. Older animals may have decreased immune system function, so these measures are particularly important. If your vet suspects a problem, a blood or urine test will be administered to find out what’s going on inside your pet’s body. If necessary, treatment can be provided to help your pet stay healthy and functioning.

Benefits of Regular Exams for Your Older Pet

Wellness exams can help your pet live longer and be healthier during the senior years. Small problems can be treated quickly to prevent more serious issues. Preventive care can be updated for your pet’s changing needs. This is also a good time to discuss your concerns with the vet, so you can provide the best care possible for your pet.

Why Senior Pets Need Special Attention

Aging affects animals much as it does humans. Both dogs and cats may develop osteoarthritis, vision problems, heart disorders, and behavioral issues. You can help your senior pet maintain good health and physical comfort. A cozy bed helps protect and warm tender joints. Good nutrition helps body function and energy needs. Mental stimulation keeps older animals engaged and active. And regular vet care helps to keep minor issues from becoming more serious.

Make All Friends Veterinary Hospital Your Veterinarian in East Islip

Dr. Louis Reda and our team at All Friends Veterinary Hospital use our many years of experience to ensure the health of our patients in East Islip, NY, and nearby communities. We offer many veterinary services, including vaccinations, preventive care, dental care, surgery, laser therapy, dermatology, boarding, and grooming. Call All Friends Veterinary Hospital today at (631) 277-8700 for an appointment to learn about the best ways to care for your senior pet.

Exclusive Offer

New patients receive 15% OFF first wellness exam.



  • "I can not say enough about these wonderful people. Dr. Reda is the most compassionate veterinarian I have ever met. My beloved dog passed from cancer, but they were there every step of the way with any questions or concerns, even when they were oh vacation and I was totally distraught about it, they made sure to address my concerns and never made me feel like I was crazy. There should be more people like Dr. Reda and his staff in this business. I am forever grateful for all of you."
    Patricia Schwartz / East Islip, NY
  • "Dr. Reda and his staff are amazing!! Dr. Reda is the most compassionate vet I have ever met. He took wonderful care of a feral cat I brought in today. And Chauntelle was so brave handling this cat..I am so grateful for their expertise and professionalism."
    Jackie S.
  • "I am happy with the veterinarians response to most issues. The staff is kind and caring and they usually see you the day you called. They're always happy to do refills by phone."
    Stephen B.
  • "I had such a good experience when I brought in a feral cat family during a TNR mission that I returned a month later when I adopted two of the kittens. Dr. Reda is simply a wonderful veterinarian. I appreciate his well-informed, holistic approach to treatment. He & his staff take the time to give me plenty of information and answer all my questions, while doing everything they can to minimize any distress and discomfort my cats experienced during the visit. In short, if you are looking for a vet that is highly knowledgeable, accessible, and compassionate, I cannot recommend All Friends highly enough."
  • "Dr. Reda and his staff are so thorough and caring with my dog. I've never had a vet that I really trusted before now that makes me feel like my dog and family's best interests are at heart. Thank you All Friends for making everything easier for my dog and family."
    Michelle T.
  • "Best veterinarian! Very pleasant and wouldn't go anywhere else. Staff is very pleasant too."
    Lynn M.
  • "Had a great experience at All Friends Veterinary today.
    Dr. Reda and his staff quickly diagnosed our Dog's issue. They were very accommodating and compassionate. I would highly recommend his services."
    Steven P.
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