Senior Care Services for Pets
One of the most rewarding aspects of belonging to a veterinary team is seeing pets grow from puppies or kittens into adults and senior pets. Helping your furry friends stay healthy all their lives, and developing trusting relationships with you, our valued clients, brings us so much joy. As your pet enters their golden years, we need to work in closer collaboration so they stay strong and comfortable during this phase. Senior pets require more time and medical attention as they are more vulnerable to getting diseases and injuries. Call us at 250-376-7208 to schedule your next appointment and to learn more about our senior care services.
How should I care for my senior pet?
Taking your pet to the hospital for regular wellness exams at least twice per year is key. This will allow your veterinarian to diagnose any underlying health problems right away, so your pet receives the care they need. We can also suggest changes to their existing treatment plan. Finally, we can make recommendations on diet, exercise or other lifestyle modifications that can help your senior pet live their best days.
When do pets reach senior age?
It really depends on their species and breed. Dogs are considered old age at 7-years-old while cats are seen as senior by 11-years-old.
Does my senior pet need insurance?
Whether you are a new pet owner or have an older furry family friend, we know you want the best for them. Sometimes the unexpected can happen and the medical care your friend needs may be more expensive than your budget allows. We highly recommend that you consider pet insurance. Many companies can help you decide what is the best insurance for you and your pet. As well, there are many options with each of these companies. You know best what you would be able to afford in order to get the peace of mind that insurance offers. For these reasons we feel it is best if you do the research yourself to decide on which company and which plan is best suited to you.