Our team is here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Dogs become ‘senior’ when they become older than seven years. Senior dogs are in the stage of life in which the ageing process is beginning to affect every organ systems.
What are common senior dog health issues?
Geriatric pets can develop many of the same problems seen in older people such as cancer, heart disease, kidney and urinary tract disease, liver disease, diabetes. Lastly, joint or bone diseases such as arthritis, senility, anxiety, weakness.
How should I care for my senior dog?
Watch for any changes in your dog and speak to your veterinary team. Geriatric pets should have semi-annual veterinary visits, so signs of illness or other problems can be detected early and treated. The exam includes dental care, regular blood work to monitor organ function and weight management recommendations. It is also well recognized that the special moments spent with our dogs are equally beneficial to our own well-being. So walk your dog regularly, make sure he or she always has access to water, keep the light on in the evening, so they can better navigate with diminished vision and provide a comfortable place to rest. Stroke or pat your dog often and talk to him or her as your voice can be comforting.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!