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Tips For Caring For Senior Pets

As each year goes by, our furry family friends continue to age. They begin as our small, loving, guardians who bring joy to each day, and as they age we begin to see changes.

They transform from being a child, teenager, and adult. Our beloved pets start with so much energy and excitement, and as they age they begin to slow down. You’ll notice a change in energy, weight, and physical features. Some changes are more noticeable than others, so it is important to continue with patient care throughout their lives. Some of the options for our geriatric pals are wellness panels (bloodwork), Flexadin chews, Omega-3 supplements, and dental care.

The wellness panel (bloodwork) allows us to ensure our pet’s well-being is maintained. It checks the kidneys, liver, thyroid, glucose, and much, much more. The Flexadin chews and Omega-3 supplements are for joint support, which also aid in skin care. Dental care can also provide better health to our pets: we can brush our pet’s teeth, perform a dental cleaning, and even use a dental diet. I hope a few of these tips help as your beloved one continues to grow and age.

 

Written by Tiffani MacDonald, RVT

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Last updated: September 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

The province of Nova Scotia will enter Stage 5 of the COVID re-opening plan on September 15. Here is what Stage 5 will look like at Clayton Park Veterinary Hospital:

  • Masks are required for all clients entering our hospital, as well as for all our staff
  • Telemedicine appointments are available to anyone who cannot wear a mask inside our hospital
  • 1 client per exam room allowed (exceptions will be made for end of life procedures)
  • Credit cards are the preferred method of payment
  • Curbside pickup of food and medication is still available. Please call ahead of time so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. A reminder that we require 48 hours notice for food and prescription orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
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