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Senior Dog Care

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!

When does a dog become a senior?

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.

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Last updated: May 4, 2020

Dear Clients,

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

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!

- Your dedicated team at VetCare Pet Hospital