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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.

Yesterday we took our 16 year old dog here on his final trip. On what was one of the…

Haley Myra

Very compassionate staff, their love of animals certainly shows. Your fur baby is in very good hands! I highly recommend…

Leigh-anne Coolen

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. They made me feel very at ease. Highly recommend this vet.

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Excellent Team. Have always been there for me whenever I’ve had any questions about my fur babies! I take…

Shauna Hunt

Very friendly great care for your pet wouldn't go anywhere else

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