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Senior Dog Care

Senior Dog Care

As our pets get older, it is important for them to see their Veterinarian regularly. We can detect any changes and help them live a long and healthy life.

When is a dog considered a senior pet?


The age to determine if your pet is a senior is dependent on size and breed life expectancy. Most smaller breed dogs are considered senior at age 7-8 while some giant breeds could be considered senior at 5-6 years of age.

How should I care for my senior dog? (example: schedule regular check-ups, exercise, special diet, etc.)


Senior pets should continue to see their veterinarian at least once a year and sometimes every 6 months. Many of our seniors benefit from a general health screen that checks how their organs are functioning. They also benefit from different food that is formulated for their changing dietary requirements. On your next visit ask us if we can provide any recommendations for diet.

Last updated: January 5, 2022.

NOTICE: We are currently not allowing clients into the treatment rooms, and have resumed our drop off service until further notice.

OUR EMERGENCY CARE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE:

SUNDAY to WEDNESDAY
: 24- HOUR
**Please note, there is no 24-hours urgent care services Thursday to Saturday at this time**

OUR PRIMARY CARE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN :
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.(Last patient intake at 3:30pm)
***No clients allowed into the appointment. Exceptions made for after-care owners.***

Our #1 concern is keeping both you and your pets safe. We are following the AHS Guidelines to keep you safe. Please keep 6 kitties apart, mask up, and sanitize when entering our premises.

We are working hard to serve you better and improve our practice. We sincerely appreciate your patience, kindness, and understanding during this time while we battle the COVID-19 Pandemic, in addition to our hospital renovations, and staff shortages.

For urgent medical help outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Fish Creek Hospital - (403) 873-1700
2. Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre - (403) 770 -1340
3. VCA Canada CARE Centre - (403) 520-8387
4. Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency - (403) 995-3270

For non- urgent care outside of our hours, please contact:

1. Edgemont Veterinary Clinic - (403) 239-4657
2. Airdrie Animal Clinic - (403) 948-3619