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Senior Dog Care

Senior Dog Care

As your dog moves through different life stages, it is important that they receive the special care that they need. Senior dogs often require a special diet, supplements for their joints or skin, as well as a plan for how to ensure that they are feeling no pain. At Seneca Animal Clinic, want to make sure your dog’s golden years are the best years yet!

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


By the time your dog is around 8 years of age, we begin to think of them as a senior pet. In small breed dogs, this may happen a little later and in giant breeds a little earlier.

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


The most common health issues in senior dogs are related to Osteoarthritis, heart disease, dental disease and endocrine disease.

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


We recommend bi-annual wellness exams for our senior canine patients including wellness blood screening and urine testing. If your veterinarian has informed you that your dog has arthritis, it is important to allow your dog to choose their own level of exercise. Paying attention to any changes in your dog’s behaviour will help your vet create an optimal plan for their senior care.

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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. 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 & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

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

- Your dedicated team at Seneca Animal Clinic