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Senior Dog 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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Last updated: February 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Prevost Veterinary Clinic