Senior Care for Pets

Senior pets require quality care. That’s exactly what you can expect from our team. At Leslieville Animal Hospital we have created a senior wellness program that protects older pets. With routine checks we keep close tabs on your senior pet’s health and create new diets and routines appropriate for their age. We take great pride in the services we offer senior pets, as we want you to spend many more happy years together. To learn how we can care for your senior pet please give us a call at 416-463-8387.

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What are signs that my pet is aging?

Changes in your pet’s appearance are usually the first signs that your pet is getting older. Your pet may experience physical changes like: greying around the chest, head and muzzle, eyelid tumours or a dull/grey coat. Sometimes the signs of aging manifest in their actions. As the years pass you may notice your pet is:

  • Less responsive
  • Moving less
  • Meowing or barking more
  • Urinating around the house
  • Reluctant to do activities they once enjoyed

When your pet begins to show these signs it’s always a good decision to schedule a veterinary consultation to determine what senior status your pet is and to learn what type of care they need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for more information.

What illnesses are senior pets prone to develop?

Aging can take a toll on your pet’s health which makes them vulnerable to diseases. Health problems like arthritis or memory loss get worse as your furry friend adds on the years. Their immune response slows down and they are prone to developing other illnesses like cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver problems, heart disease, hormone disorder and cognitive dysfunction.

How can I care for my senior pet?

A major part of caring for your older pet is to have them come in to our veterinarians for yearly checkups. Senior pets need two veterinary exams a year to monitor any existing health issues, update their treatment and detect any illness before they begin to cause irreversible damage. More frequent visits also provide pet parents with the techniques they can use at home to improve their pet’s quality of life.

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