The Role of the Veterinarian in Managing Age-Related Disease

January 16, 2018

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, veterinary dental specialist at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas, says veterinary teams need to do a combination of things to properly manage disease in senior pets.

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, veterinary dental specialist at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas, says veterinary teams need to do a combination of things to properly manage disease in senior pets.

Managing age-related disease starts with regular screenings to ensure there aren’t any problems with organ function, proper physical exams, and education for pet owners on how to watch for symptoms and changes. When a veterinarian and a pet owner start seeing some of those changes, Dr. Lobprise says, that’s when adjustments need to be made.