Review on care and management of geriatric pet animals
Ditul Barman and Arpana Barua
Aging is physiological process that comprises molecular, cellular and organ-specific change that occurs to all living organisms which directly related to lifespan and all age-related diseases to all living beings. With advanced age animal’s body organ systems experience wear and tear resulting in an overall decrease in the function of organ systems. There is progressive decline in the function of the digestive tract, immune system, kidneys, and other organs. Effects of aging takes place on various systems including cardiovascular system, renal system, hepatic system, musculo-skeletal system, eyes and ears. A complete examination including blood test might reveal various sub-clinical problems that could be resolved with dietary modification in ageing animals. In geriatric pets animal, anemia, hypoalbuminemia, hypokalemia, increased serum creatinine or hyperglycemia may indicate various diseases that could managed from dietary modification as part of the management, which could be diagnosed though routine hemato-biochemical examination.
How to cite this article:
Ditul Barman and Arpana Barua. Review on care and management of geriatric pet animals. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 1281-1283.