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Senior Dog Care

Senior Dog Care

At Waterview Animal hospital, we always say age is just a number! Different breeds enter their golden years at different ages. As your pet enters this phase of their life they may have additional needs that we can help with. Annual bloodwork to monitor your dog’s internal organ function and other routine testings can help ensure your dog lives a long and happy life.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


Most dogs enter their senior years between the ages of seven and ten. Large breed dogs tend to age faster than smaller breed dogs, usually resulting in them becoming a senior sooner.

What are the most common health issues experienced by senior dogs?


Some of the most common health issues seen in senior dogs are arthritis, gum disease, blindness, kidney disease, and cancer. Annual health exams with your dog’s doctor can help with early disease detection.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular checkups, exercise, etc.)


Regular checkups with your veterinarian, feeding your dog a highly nutritional diet, maintaining a healthy body condition score, regular exercise, and oral health care are all elements of senior pet care.

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Last updated: July 2, 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 and Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


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 Waterview Animal Hospital