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Senior Dog Care

Together we can help in disease prevention and to minimize suffering as your dog grows older. Our goal for our patients is always to maintain a good quality of life, regardless of age.

When does a dog become a senior?

It varies slightly with breed and body size, but in general, a dog enters his senior years around 7.

What are common senior dog health issues?

Their health issues are much like our own as we age…..arthritis, dental disease, heart disease, kidney failure,hormone imbalances, vision and hearing loss, senility and cancer are all common in older dogs.

How should I care for my senior dog? ( Schedule regular checkup, exercise etc)

We recommend at least an annual physical exam with blood testing and/or x-ray to screen for internal disorders that we cannot detect with an exam alone. Some pets may require more frequent monitoring if they have a health problem or require long-term medication. Regular exercise is important for all life stages, for both physical and mental health. Older pets often require regular dental treatments or removal of lumps and bumps.

Amazing service all the way around. I have five dogs and it's nice to know after 7 years I have…

Shelly Steele

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great with all my pets even the cranky one. Very good to deal with and very…

Jessie Doucette

Best place on the Shore to bring your pets for any issues they may have. They always treat my animals…

Jacob Burnett

Great clinic, staff if wonderful

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