Senior Dog Care

Our dogs are special, they provide comfort, companionship, protection and love. However, like humans, they age. Unfortunately, they age much faster than we do and must recognize and prepare for this.

When does a dog become a senior?

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.


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Last updated: September 11, 2020

Chers clients,

Nous sommes tous conscients de la situation que nous avons vécue dans les derniers mois avec l'arrivée du Covid -19. Due aux défis causés par ces circonstances, nous avons décidé de fermer temporairement l'Hôpital Vétérinaire Acadia. A partir de lundi le 14 septembre, 2020, notre équipe sera consolidé avec celle de l’Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital.

Dans les jours à suivre nous communiquerons avec nos clients qui ont des rendez-vous & chirurgies prévues afin de les re-planifier à l'Hôpital Moncton Animal Hospital avec Dr. Boutet.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance pour votre patience et votre collaboration pendant cette période hors de l’ordinaire. Nous souhaitons que vous, votre famille et vos animaux soyez sains et saufs.


Votre équipe de l'hôpital vétérinaire Acadia


To our valued Acadia Veterinary Hospital clients:

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation we have faced over the last few months. Due to the ongoing challenges brought on by COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close Acadia Veterinary Hospital. This is effective starting Monday September 14, 2020. We have consolidated the team with our Moncton Animal Hospital location so that we can continue to care for your pets.

In the coming days, we will contact clients who have appointments and surgeries booked to reschedule them to Moncton Animal Hospital with Dr Boutet.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. We hope that you, your family and pets all continue to stay healthy and safe.

The dedicated team at Acadia Veterinary Hospital