Senior Care

Unfortunately, the ageing process can be difficult on the body. Health issues are more common in older animals and can very easily go undetected by owners, especially if the change has been gradual. Annual health exams for your senior dog are incredibly important to allow for early detection of disease, to discuss lifestyle changes, and to find individualized medical care that may enhance the quality of life.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?

Depending on your dog’s breed, a dog is considered to be a senior around seven years old.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)

Each dog should be treated as a unique case and evaluated based on their breed, lifestyle and clinical history. Annual health exams help to detect diseases early on and provide guidance on how to best care for your ageing pet.


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