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Mon/Wed: 8am to 6pm
Tues/Thurs: 8am to 7pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed
1040 Fond du Lac Avenue
Kewaskum, WI 53040-9583
Phone: (262) 626-2380
FAX: (262) 626-8169
Email: kewaskumveterinary@gmail.com

Welcome to Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic!

Nurturing the bond between pets and their families.

We celebrate the bond between pets and their owners by working together as a team to provide quality, progressive, and compassionate medical care.  We focus on improving the quality and minimizing the pain and suffering for all patients entrusted to us.


 

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Preventive Care Helps Your Senior Pet Age Well

2017-09-07
You may have heard that one year in a dog or cat’s life is equivalent to seven years for a human. That isn’t quite accurate. According to the American Veterinary Association, the aging formula for companion animals goes more like this:
  • Fifteen human years by the end of the first year
  • An additional nine human years for the second year
  • An additional five human years for each year thereafter

No matter how you calculate it, there’s no denying that dogs and cats age significantly faster than people do. Many begin to experience health problems associated with middle age around age seven and officially become seniors by age ten. That’s why we recommend more frequent preventive care exams for pets starting around midlife. When you consider that one year is like five years for an older pet, it makes sense to come in for a check-up at least twice a year.
 
Common Health Issues in Senior Pets
We tend to diagnose these problems more often in middle-aged and senior dogs and cats than we do in younger ones:
 
Arthritis: The cartilage in bones acts as a cushion to prevent them from rubbing together. The normal aging process causes the cartilage to wear away, which leads to inflammation and pain. Some indications your pet could have arthritis include loud vocalizing when you pick her up, stiff gait when walking, reluctance to jump, and over-reliance on some limbs while avoiding using others.
 
Cancer: The three most common types of cancer in cats include squamous cell carcinoma, lymphoma, and soft-tissue sarcoma. Dogs present most often with hemangiosarcoma, lymphosarcoma, and osteosarcoma. Look for early signs such as unintended weight loss, low energy, behavior changes, and slow-healing wounds.
 
Diabetes: Aging, obesity, genetic inheritance, and several other factors can cause the pancreas to produce inadequate amounts of insulin, which gives your pet energy. Typical symptoms of diabetes in pets include irritability, increased need to urinate, fatigue, unintended weight loss, and distorted vision.
 
Kidney disease: Toxins can start building in your dog or cat’s kidneys and cause her extreme pain. Your pet needs healthy kidneys to properly eliminate waste products. Waste material remaining in the body can cause infection. Symptoms to look for include soiling accidents, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, and increased desire for water.
 
Senility: Cognitive changes affect at least half of all senior dogs and cats. Your pet may display agitation, aggressive behavior, or anxiety that he’s never shown in the past. He may also forget skills he’s already learned. Soiling accidents are common at this stage.
 
Help Your Senior Pet Age Gracefully
Bi-annual preventive care exams at Kewaskum Veterinary Clinic allow Dr. Ogi or Dr. Wagner to detect and treat new health issues as soon as possible. Remember that dogs and cats are masters at disguising pain and that you might not even notice anything is wrong. This goes back to their evolutionary need not to appear weak to predators. 
 
Additionally, we carry a variety of products in our online store to help you take great care of your older pet. From foods for special diets to toys to keep the mind sharp, you can find what you need at MyVetStoreOnline.

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~What Our Clients Say~

  • I loved that both the Technician and the Doctor sat on the floor while discussing issues with my shy rescue boy. I have never been to a Vet appointment where this happened but instead the animals were put on the table and immediately examined. This extra time and compassion letting Odie come to them was so important to his mental health. The Technician took as much time needed for this initial exam and she was very kind and positive. Odie wagged his tail and was licking Dr Ogi showing he felt.

  • Love the way Dr. Greg talks to our Licorice and treats him as his own. The staff is always very caring and understanding. We have been going to Kewaskum Vet. since Dr. Charles was operating from home. Love you all.

  • We absolutely love your clinic and all it’s staff. Our dog LOVES coming for appointments, which is so weird but absolutely wonderful and because of the service and personal care we all receive!