Our team continues to be 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.
Older dogs need special care to keep them comfortable and healthy. Diet and exercise will likely need to be adjusted, and regular check-ups at the veterinarian will help your dog live a long and happy life!
It depends on the size and breed of the dog. Larger dogs tend to live shorter lives and smaller dogs tend to live longer. A Great Dane could be considered a senior at age 5 or 6, while a chihuahua could be considered a senior at 13-14 years of age or more.
What are common senior dog health issues?
Some of the common medical issues we see in senior dogs include dental disease, mobility issues, kidney or liver disease and thyroid problems.
How should I care for my senior dog? (Schedule regular check-ups, exercise etc.)
Regular appointments with your veterinarian will allow you to catch any of these senior health issues early. Early treatment will help make the dog comfortable before the problem gets worse and will usually give you the best prognosis possible.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the 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
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will 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.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with 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: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!